"This is from mygood friend and Client Steve Vail.
My name is Steve Vail and I am a stage four cancer survivor. I want to give you a brief version of my cancer story to explain why I chose to take cannibal genius and how it has helped me.
In May 2014 I had a mole on my hip that went rogue and after the biopsy I was told I had stage 3B melanoma cancer. I was told it is the most aggressive skin cancer there is. I chose to have surgery to remove the mole opted not to have radiation or chemo therapy. In November 2015 I went into the emergency room because I was having some severe cognitive issues. After a brain MRI I was told that I had 6 tumors in my brain. The largest one (golf ball size) was bleeding and causing me to have those issues. They were able to remove that tumor and we chose to have radiation take care of the other 5. Within two months of my radiation treatment I had another MRI and was told that they were 8 new tumors starting to grow. Fortunately for me, there was a brand-new treatment that was having amazing success and so I chose to have that treatment rather than another surgery or more radiation. The good news is the treatment worked in the tumors were gone, but the radiation I had done previously created a new issue. There was a tumor (size of a large grape) situated in the part of the brain that controls speech and necrosis (dying or dead tissue) started to spread in that area. I had another surgery to remove the dead tissue and to keep it from spreading. I had an amazing surgeon and the surgery was successful. I have been very lucky and for the most part I am pretty much the same guy that I was. However, I find myself struggling to find the words to express my thoughts. Simple words that I have used 1 million times just disappear from my mind and I find myself struggling to finish sentences. I often times will begin a sentence and halfway through will completely lose track of what I was saying and where I was going and find myself sitting there feeling like an idiot hoping and praying that my train of thought will come back into my mind… And more often than not it doesn't.
I am lucky enough to do the color commentating for BYU's men's volleyball team. I have been doing it for 10+ years and our broadcast goes all over the world. Our producer has been amazing and very generous toward me and my situation and has allowed me to continue doing those broadcasts. However, with these cognitive issues the few matches we've done this year have been a very harrowing experience for me. That is where cannibal genius comes in. When I started taking CG I didn't really feel any different in the first couple of days. But what I started noticing is that when I took those pills consecutively and as it built up in my system I began to recognize that those episodes were becoming less and less frequent. All of a sudden I was able to have conversations with someone that flowed rather than me stuttering and stammering to turn my thoughts into words. There is no way that I would've had the courage to continue commentating for BYU without the confidence I feel from taking CG! Not only has it appeared to replace or repair those synapses but I really do feel confident when I take those pills that I am as smart or even smarter than I was even before my brain surgeries! I can't put into words how amazing it is for me to be able to say that! I owe my friend Brandon Talbot HUGE for introducing me to CG and putting me on the path to total recovery! A few months ago I saw myself going from a guy with a decent sense of humor and a quick wit that loved the spotlight and the chance to make someone laugh, to a guy that would shrink himself down, afraid to open his mouth in a one-on-one or in a group setting for fear of embarrassing himself. Now here I am, back on TV and feeling good about myself and my progression! I'm not 100% healed, but I'm on my way and I have CG to thank for that!! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for your research and studies and for making CG available to and the world!"