Percy Age: 63 Colorectal Cancer Recovering Percy's face is etched with story lines. On meeting him, he spoke in a very gentle and peaceful manner.This hadn't always been the case during his rough and tumble existence. The grit and determination of his youth has stayed with him as he faces the most formidable fight of his life. Percy has been unyielding in his courage and despite each hardship, manages to make peace with each day. When I first met him and his wife, I was told that they had just recently married even though they had two children, six grandchildren and had been together for forty-five years. When I asked why they had waited for so long, his wife looked up towards heaven and said "because he (god) wanted it that way.