STREAMING NOW: Watch Now

4th Angel program brings support to cancer patients

Local prostate cancer survivor says he found support and direction from a mentor across the country.

Posted: Sep 28, 2019 5:35 PM
Updated: Sep 28, 2019 5:35 PM

MEDFORD, Ore.,--72-year-old Buzz Thielemann calls himself a gym rat. Looking at him now, you wouldn't know the year he's been through. He was feeling healthy with no signs that anything was wrong when he got the call that changed everything.

"I think when anyone gets a cancer call it's like your world stops," says Buzz, after he was diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The cancer was discovered at a routine physical and caught in it's early stages. Buzz was given lots of treatment options but felt overwhelmed with all the choices. That's when he learned about 4th Angel. It's a program that will match you with a mentor that has gone through this before. Buzz was matched with Jay, from Chicago.

"When Jay called me it was great because actually he steered me in a total different direction, some of the questions I had couldn't be answered by other people but he answered them," said Jay.

Now that he's cancer free, Buzz wants to give back. He's volunteered to be a 4th angel himself. He also ways to be an advocate for men to be aware of what's going on in their bodies and get tested regularly. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 3967

Reported Deaths: 148
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah105258
Marion91425
Washington69817
Clackamas29610
Deschutes1200
Linn1159
Umatilla1123
Polk9610
Lane672
Yamhill667
Jackson600
Benton555
Clatsop450
Klamath410
Coos310
Malheur280
Josephine251
Douglas250
Jefferson240
Wasco181
Columbia160
Hood River120
Morrow120
Lincoln90
Tillamook60
Crook60
Curry60
Union60
Wallowa20
Sherman10
Grant10
Harney10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 99387

Reported Deaths: 3819
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles478452145
Riverside7139303
San Diego6797249
Orange5578131
San Bernardino4567176
Alameda298693
Santa Clara2675139
San Francisco239940
San Mateo190482
Kern187629
Tulare177179
Santa Barbara155112
Fresno148222
Contra Costa135337
Imperial135224
Sacramento131056
Ventura91230
San Joaquin77133
Kings6882
Stanislaus65928
Sonoma5154
Solano45520
Monterey4298
Marin41714
Merced2687
San Luis Obispo2631
Santa Cruz2002
Yolo19822
Placer1889
Napa1093
Humboldt942
Madera852
El Dorado780
San Benito762
Sutter422
Nevada411
Butte400
Del Norte400
Shasta364
Mono341
Yuba281
Mendocino220
Inyo191
Mariposa161
Lake140
Calaveras140
Glenn120
Amador100
Siskiyou61
Colusa50
Plumas40
Lassen40
Tuolumne30
Tehama31
Alpine20
Trinity10
Sierra10
Unassigned00
Medford
Clear
89° wxIcon
Hi: 91° Lo: 60°
Feels Like: 89°
Brookings
Few Clouds
57° wxIcon
Hi: 68° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 57°
Crater Lake
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 81° Lo: 54°
Feels Like: 81°
Grants Pass
Clear
88° wxIcon
Hi: 88° Lo: 59°
Feels Like: 88°
Klamath Falls
Clear
81° wxIcon
Hi: 84° Lo: 53°
Feels Like: 81°
Hot week, stormy weekend
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events

Latest Video

Image

Wednesday, May 27 afternoon weather

Image

Wednesday, May 27 morning weather

Image

Smoke expected through today

Image

Fighting fires during coronavirus

Image

Nate Bittle is gearing up for his senior year

Image

Search and rescue adjusts to a pandemic

Image

Tuesday, May 26th Evening Weather

Image

Search and Rescue teams adjust their jobs during the pandemic

Image

Anywhere Learning: Read-aloud - Sarah, Plain and Tall, Part 2

Image

Anywhere Learning: Mystery Adventure, Part 2