Cave Creek icon Johnny Ringo battled pancreatic cancer and won, but now he is continuing the fight. He’s helping others beat the disease.
Ringo was diagnosed with stage 2 pancreatic cancer in August 2020, shortly after the pandemic hit and on the heels of losing his entire tour guide business in the Ocotillo fire. He admitted that, at first, he was angry, but has since found a new purpose for his life.
“I asked God, ‘Why? Why me?’ I was angry. I went outside and was standing in the ashes and wanted to know why God took my business with the fire and now cancer,” Ringo said.
“Then he told me to be strong enough so that I could continue to help others with this terrible disease. To tell them to never quit believing in themselves.