Larry is no stranger to hard work. He spent nearly 50 years in mills and as an ornamental blacksmith. Less than one year into retirement, Larry was diagnosed with bladder cancer. His initial surgery and biopsy occurred in March of 2015. His physician recommended the standard bladder cancer treatment, BCG. A national shortage delayed Larry’s treatment for six months. Larry’s cancer failed to respond to two courses of BCG treatment and, in May 2016, Larry had to choose either bladder removal or a clinical trial through the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. As of July 24, Larry has been cancer free for two-years. He is enjoying a well-deserved retirement with his wife of 46 years – watching as their two children establish lives of their own and helping his first grandchild water the flowers.