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Rody's Story

Rody was diagnosed with acute myelogenous leukemia (AML) in 2002

“But you are a Chosen Race, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, a People for God’s Own Possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvellous light.” (1 Peter 2:9, NASB)

I am taking this opportunity to impart the testimony in my struggle and triumph with leukemia.

I was very healthy and in the middle of my studies at BCIT to get a certificate for Airport Operations. I was working as a sales distributor for a kitchen equipment and cookware company. I was also busy raising a family of four children. I was a health nut, exercising daily to relieve stress, taking multi-vitamins and carefully watching what I ate. I was also a regular blood donor and was given a pin for my 25th donation.

It was March 2002 when this dreaded disease struck me like a thief in the night. At first, it came as a terrible headache which was diagnosed as severe migraine, then diagnosed as acute
myelogenous leukemia (AML). . .

 

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