Photo courtesy of the Levinthals
Stage IV colon cancer at age 39 in 2012
Today: Jared Levinthal, a 43-year-old lawyer, husband and father of three girls, says his sunny outlook on life didn’t change after being diagnosed with cancer four years ago. This positive attitude helped him cope with two surgeries and chemotherapy treatment. Levinthal has shown no evidence of disease since November 2012. “I thankfully laugh every day a number of times per day, both at work and home, and if I didn’t, I don’t know what kind of life this would be,” he says. Last summer, he and his wife, Angie, and their daughters, Chandler, 14, Kendall, 12, and Rainey, 6, enjoyed a trip to Steamboat Springs, Colorado. During his illness, Levinthal gathered strength from those who were thinking about him, so he tries to offer that support to others, whatever their challenges. “If they know that someone else is thinking about them, it means a lot,” he says.