Chad's Fight with Leukemia (Chad's Tri Blog)
A few posts ago I wrote about Dana Casanave an amazing women who is running 52 marathons in 52 weeks for orphans in Africa (52 Beginnings). Today I stumbled upon another blog that is truly inspiring for a different reason. The blog is about one man whose life was unexpectedly changed overnight when he discovered he has leukemia.
While surfing blogs I stumbled upon Chad's Tri Blog. Expecting the typical blog I first started scanning the posts to see if it was someone I wanted to learn more about. Chad is a family man in his 30’s with two kids and a wife. He participates in triathlons to stay in shape.
One day while on a business trip he started feeling ill. He figured he had caught something on the plane but after a week he still felt crappy. He went into the emergency room and had some blood count work done.
The results of the blood test showed almost all his counts were zeros. Chad had no immune system at that point. Several more blood tests and a bone marrow biopsy later showed Chad had leukemia.
On September 3, 2010 his blog posts shift from fighting the water, bike and pavement to fighting his battle with leukemia. After reading the fascinating progression of posts starting from Sept 3, 2010 you find out Chad is a very inspiring, strong, brave man with a great attitude. I highly recommend reading his blog posts.
Chad WILL win his battle with leukemia and I hope one day I will see in a future triathlon.
If you are interested in learn more about becoming a bone marrow donor, please visit DKMS America. Here you can learn about the bone marrow testing and donating process. You can also sign up to have a test kit sent to your house.