Casey played soccer and was on the swim team during high school. He was a long distance swimmer for the team, but toward the end of his senior year he stopped swimming because of low back pain. He saw many doctors, but no one was able to find the cause for his pain. He was most comfortable in a squatting position. Casey's pain increased to the point that he was unable to work.
June 6, 2001 Casey was taken by family to the Stanford University Emergency Room. Within 1 1/2 hours they had a diagnosis. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer with metastasis to the liver. He underwent one round of chemo, and had multipule procedures. Casey then decided he would live his life without chemo, so that he could enjoy the time he had left to travel and spend time with family and friends.
Casey lost his battle on November 1, 2001. Since that time his family and friends have made a commitment to raise money for the American Cancer Society and Team Casey was formed.