David Prochello is no stranger to getting tattoos. He builds custom choppers, he has tats on his arms and a large one on his upper back inscribed: â€śI am my own role model.â€ť
So when Prochello, of Dakota Dunes, South Dakota,Â received drug therapy and surgery at Mayo Clinic to treat kidney cancer, he felt completely comfortable demonstrating his gratitude in a unique way.
â€śWell, I hit it off with Dr. Leibovich right away,â€ť said Prochello. â€śI told him if everything turned out I was going to get his name tattooed on my back.â€ť Prochelloâ€™s tattoo includes a kidney cancer ribbon inscribed with the date of his diagnosis and a blank spot for the date of remission. Underneath the ribbon Prochello had inscribed: Tumors removed by Dr. Brad Leibovich. â€śI just thought heâ€™d get a real kick out of it,â€ť said Prochello. â€śMy biggest worry was that I got his named spelled right.â€ť
Watch Mr. Prochello tell his story below: