We are young adult cancer survivors and caregivers.

We worked in Pharma, pharmacy, Wall Street, medical school, e-commerce and health communications. We have re-routed our lives to use what we know to help others affected by cancer. That is why Gryt Health exists. 


Dave Fuehrer, CEO
Two-Time Young Adult Survivor

Why did we create this company?

I was diagnosed with testicular cancer twice in my twenties.

As I was rebuilding my life, we lost my dad to bladder cancer.  It was more than I could handle.  I needed to do something to help others facing the same impossible situation we were.    

My wife and I used our life savings, along with $97,000 from my father’s passing, to start GRYT Health.   Our team are some of the most talented individuals from healthcare, pharmacy, research, mobile and Wall Street.  They are also young adult cancer survivors and caregivers.  Together, we work with companies who specialize in oncology to help you manage your health on your terms.

“The difficult we do immediately.  The impossible just takes a little longer”

- Craig J. Fuehrer


Shelley Nolden, Angel & Chair
Young Adult APL Survivor

Shelley Nolden, Angel & Chair
Young Adult APL Survivor

Why have I put my heart and capital into GRYT Health?

My cancer, an acute form of leukemia, announced its arrival by killing my sweet baby girl, with whom I was twenty weeks pregnant. Over the dark weeks that followed, it tried to kill me, too. Multiple times. One night, as my body was failing, I asked my ICU nurse if I was going to die. She burst into tears and fled my bedside. The following morning, I was awakened by sunlight on my face. Now, years later, I feel a responsibility to help other young adults, who are affected by cancer, through their darkest days and beyond.

The mission of GRYT Health encompasses two equally important objectives: 1) improving quality of life for cancer patients and survivors and 2) contributing to the search for cures.
I feel incredibly blessed to have this opportunity to be involved with a company that has so much potential to do good.



David Fuehrer
Co-Founder & CEO

David has managed 100 research and innovation projects for Pfizer, General Electric and many others.  He has helped launch new products and services across North America, Europe and China. 

David has an MBA in Technology Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and has completed Executive Education at Harvard (Building New Ventures) and MIT (Corporate Strategy).


Kenny Kane
Co-Founder & CTO

Kenny became his father’s primary caregiver while he was still in high school. Since then, Kenny has traveled to all 50 states in the name of young adult cancer, co-hosted an award winning podcast, helped build a global non-profit and served as Board Chair to the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network of New York City. Today, Kenny is a non-profit CEO, a tech enthusiast, a lover of ecommerce, an advisor to multiple startups, and a Long Islander living in Austin, TX.



Dr. Brad Love

Brad has dedicated the past 10 years to adolescent and young adult cancer research.  His research aims to improve adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer survivorship through the development of evidence-based supportive resources and decision support interventions.  Brad’s work focuses on better understanding the unique experiences of AYAs facing late and long-term physical effects (e.g., infertility), psychosocial difficulties, and financial stress and their supportive care needs. Brad is the Associate Director of the Center for Health Communication, University of Texas




Dr. Catherine Benedict
Research Advisor

Dr. Benedict is a licensed clinical psychologist and behavioral science researcher, specializing in adolescent and young adult cancer survivorship. Broadly, the goal of her work is to improve cancer survivorship through better understanding of survivors’ long-term difficulties, unmet needs, and preferences for support, and through the development of evidence-based patient resources and interventions. Another aspect of Dr. Benedict’s work aims to improve clinicians’ and researchers’ engagement with patients to ensure all of the work we do respects and reflects the preferences and priorities of the young adult cancer community.


Aerial Donavan
Program Director

Aerial is dedicated to helping the cancer community learn about resources, education about patient rights and encouraging engagement through peer support. She has studied Integrative Physiology and Medicine. Through survivorship, Aerial is passionate about ensuring not only patients get the support system they need, but caregivers, advocates, and others affected by cancer. After caregiving for her dad, she is determined to continue that support on through the end of treatment. She has spent years volunteering for Stupid Cancer and is now serving on the CancerCon Steering Committee. 


Jessica Valence
Community Outreach

Jessica builds awareness of GRYT. At 25 years old, she had to fight for her own cancer diagnosis. After five doctors refused to test her because of her age and gender, the sixth doctor diagnosed her with Stage 3c colon cancer and gave her a two-month prognosis. Following treatment, Jess’ nurse practitioner suggested genetic testing, which revealed a PalB2 mutation. Her outlook changed. “Since I’m going to be alive, I might as well do something amazing.” Jess now uses her expertise in social media to help the community find resources, find their voice and be their own advocate. 


© 2018 Gryt Health

250 E. Main Street • 6th Floor
Rochester, NY 14604

250 E. Main Street • 6th Floor
Rochester, NY 14604