Ronnie Trentham
Strength. Faith. Survive.
Strength. Faith. Survive.

Ronnie Trentham is a six-time oral, head and neck cancer survivor who has spent over ten years speaking to and encouraging thousands of people across several states by telling his survivor story. The year before his initial diagnosis in 2003, Ronnie had become involved with his local Relay for Life and his passion for helping others led him to being named the 2010 American Cancer Society's Hero of Hope for Oklahoma. He continued to speak at Relay for Life events all across the state and in October of 2014 he was given the honor of the ACS 2015 Global Hero of Hope. He has also been involved with the Support for People with Oral, Head and Neck Cancer group since 2007. Through the SPOHNC support group, Ronnie has been able to assist several other cancer patients through their cancer journey.

Ronnie began volunteering with the Cherokee Nation's Tobacco Tour program in October of 2009 telling his survivor story. Through this program he has spoken to almost 20,000 students and educating them about the dangers of tobacco use. Ronnie continues to tell his survivor story and faces the challenges of life with a positive attitude. He encourages others to use their unique abilities and talents to make their communities better, healthier places.

More About Ronnie


National Summit on Smokeless and Spit Tobacco
March 18 - 20, 2016
Albaquerque, NM
Unity Conference
July 24, 2016
11:00-3:00 PM
Oklahoma City, OK
Team Summit
Sept 14, 2016
Springdale, AR
School presentation
October 3, 2016
Hardin, MT