NISSWA, Minnesota (KARE) -- Tom and John Ashton are avid outdoorsmen, and it's clear that these two brothers know the key to a big catch.

"It's all about the wait," Tom said.

But waiting isn't easy these days. The older of the two, Tom, was diagnosed with lung cancer three years ago.

That year John was diagnosed with the same cancer. John is in remission, but Tom's cancer spread to his brain. No one knows how long Tom has left, but John knew he wanted to leave the hospital and chemo sessions for ice fishing.

So the man who never asks for help, reached out.

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