(CNN)Josh Katrick had just walked out of his eighth round of chemotherapy, when good fortune struck.
He had just won a competition: free pizza for a year from a neighborhood restaurant in Pennsylvania.
But instead of seizing the opportunity to spend the better part of 2017 gorging on the well-deserved melted mozzarella wellspring, Katrick, who has colon cancer, decided other people needed it more.
Katrick said he was inspired to pay it forward because of the generosity he had received from others during his cancer treatment.
“After everything I went through these last few months – I met so many people and have been receiving so much – I felt I wanted to give back.” Katrick said. “The food bank are very thankful. They’re amazed by it. They will put it to good use”
Katrick said he had surgery for stage 2 colon cancer in August and has been receiving chemotherapy since September.
“My family and friends are amazed – so many positive reactions. Around Christmas it really brought everybody’s spirits up and made people know there are good people in the world fighting the good fight.”
Josh’s father, Ron Katrick, told CNN he is “very proud” of his son.
And his generosity doesn’t end there.
Josh, still reluctant to indulge in all the pizza coming his way, told CNN, “Maybe I’ll share with my friends on Facebook [and] make a contest of my own to see if anyone would like some pizza.”
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