Brent Oakes

Brent Oakes was a typical high school teenager when he began experimenting with chewing tobacco. He and other teammates started using it before and after football games. What Brent didn't realize was how his casual use of smokeless tobacco would lead to nicotine addiction.

Brent, his family or his teammates would have never imagined the impact nicotine addiction would have on their lives. Brent’s life took a drastic turn in May of 2009, when he was told he had cancer of the tongue and neck (stage 3 squamous cell carcinoma).

This story is a raw yet real look at how decisions can change your life and cost you dearly. Brent shares his story to help other young people avoid this same mistake. Choices you make at a young age can have a profound effect on your life. Today, Brent is cancer free; but opposed to living life, he is fighting for his life every day. Watch this video, it just may change your life.













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