Friday morning, February 24, 2017- A man walks alone into a studio at a radio station in Omaha, Nebraska, like he has a thousand times before.
Friday morning, February 24, 2017 is different than any other day in his life.
Today. February 24, 2017 is the day Todd McCarty aka Crash Davis steps up to the microphone at 101.9- The Keg, takes a deep breath and announces to his loyal fans that he has cancer.
Crash as his fans and friends know him was diagnosed with colon cancer eight weeks ago and started chemo-therapy yesterday(Thursday). After long conversations with his family Crash decided to do what he loved to do and share his story with his listeners: good, bad, he’s always there.
Partly cathartic, partly as yet another warning for men over 40 years old to “get checked.” The hard rocking, motorcycle riding, wise cracking, bacon eating father of three is terrified to say the words out loud, “I have cancer.” But he does.
It’s not easy to say or even totally process for Crash, but it’s something he wanted to share as a reminder and cautionary tale. One in 20 people are diagnosed with colon cancer which if caught early enough is treatable.
To many people Crash is a voice they hear in their car, to me he is a friend, someone I am proud of, someone I am praying for.
At a time when people are yelling as loud as they can about just about everything. One man standing alone in a studio at a radio station in Omaha, Nebraska, has rocked my world.
Though you may never hear him on the radio at his radio station in Omaha, Nebraska, hear his message.
The guy you hear on the radio isn’t just a cool name and an attitude, it’s genuine, real. Crash Davis is a positive guy, who understands that his life is one that is blessed and he has never taken that for granted.
The spirit that shines through on the air is the same thing that will eventually help kick cancer in the sack and return our friend to health.
Cancer. It’s new. It’s raw. It hurts to think about. It’s hard to process. Crash isn’t looking for a donation in his name, or a platter of bacon, though it couldn’t hurt.
What he really needs is you.
If you have a second to spare, send out a prayer, a positive thought, Tweet, Snap, light a candle do dance send and a good vibe for my friend, Crash Davis. He has cancer.
All good thoughts and prayers go out to you Crash!
HANG IN THERE YOU WILL KICK IT IN THE ASS BROTHER I know where you are coming from my wife Deb has had 3 bouts with cancer
Crash, I’m praying for you in fighting this demon called cancer. You are strong and I know your a fighter. With the support of your family and friends and the grace of God, you will beat this.????
Hugs from the gatekeeper of the canal. My dad fought this and won, my cousin did the same. Now on my prayer list……….once you’re on, you are never off. Rock on!
Crash i met you thru bryon and lori coffin help with benefit few years back at the lube. Prayers to you and your family your one hell of a man..
Keeping you in my thoughts & prayers Crash! You will beat this!
Many thoughts and prayers are with you. Get well so we can all ride again.
Crash is one of the toughest guys I know. Cancer doesn’t stand a chance. We’re sending our love and I’ll be in touch.
Sending good vibes and healing thoughts and prayers. Thanks to Crash for raising awareness.
Hang in there buddy. Just a bump in the road. I will pray for you. ?
Us ThieHard’s love you Crash. It was great to ride the other night. We all know you’ve got this and can’t wait until it is over to ride, rock, and frolick like the grown children we are. Much love buddy…
Healing prayers for you, Crash!
You’ll kick its ass just like you’ve always done
Prayers to you my fellow NW Iowan
Attitude will be your on your side. You got this.
Our prayers go out to you Crash!!! Thank you for making me feel like a star when I walk through the doors of NRG Media.
Hang in there Crash you are a strong person and such a great friend, so many people look up to you. It’s always great to see you smile buddy , hand in there you can do it.
Crash, you are widely loved and respected! I love listening to you. I love how positive and “say it like it is” you are! We are definitely beaming all the positive thoughts we can to you!
Praying for you, Crash!
Oh my friend!! Fight like the awesome bad ass you are! ❤ from me and theresa from baby fair
Mike gave us the news this morning. So sorry you and your family have to go through this! As you probably know, we have, as they say, “been there, done that.” Listen to your medical team and do what they say! You can beat this! Will be praying for you and your family. Love you.
Hang in there, I don’t know you personally, but I listen all the time. Thoughts and prayers your way.
Bless you. Thoughts and prayers to you for the hope of beating it!! I am in month 8 of leukemia diagnosis and month 2 of remission. My advice is: enjoy every day and do what the Drs say. Eat what you want, cause some things become on your “I don’t like that” list. Keep us informed! Do what you love! Prayers.
Crash, you can beat this. Prayers for you and your family.
Praying for a fast and healthy recovery!
you got this beat will be praying
Thinking of you tonight Crash and how many laughs you have brought to me on Facebook and at KFAB. I always caught your shows. You were always upbeat and funny and your love for the outdoors and your wife and kids is amazing. I will be praying for you and this battle. You are one tough dude as you proved after your motorcycle accident. You fought back and won. I believe you can win this too.
Makes me sad to hear this! You Got this Crash!!!!!!
Sending prayers your way.
So sorry to hear this. My son Kevon and I had the privilege of meeting Crash at the radio station. We were there to talk about Kevon’s fight with brain cancer.
Please know that I will be saying a special prayer for you and your family. You got this!
Praying for you Crash! ❤???
Keeping you in my prayers Crash! You can beat this!
Hang in there Crash! You can beat this!! Many people in my family have had a form of colon cancer called familial polyposis…they beat it and so can you! All of Council Bluffs is praying for you.