13 Feb 2012

How cancer changed Josh

“I WOULDN’T wish it on my worst enemy. I wouldn’t even wish it upon Osama Bin Laden.” — These were the words of 23-year-old Josh Bonello who only just days before Christmas finished up his final round of chemotherapy.

In a recent interview, the North Richmond resident spoke to the Gazette about how testicular cancer changed his life and the toll it has taken on himself, his career and his family.

“It all started when I felt a lump as hard as a rock and the size of a pea. I knew something was wrong because I couldn’t sleep at night, couldn’t get comfortable when sitting at work and the area was really sensitive. I went to the doctor and he disregarded it as anything serious.”