Wednesday’s Warriors: Teacher Opens Up About Cancer Fight

Wednesday’s Warriors: Teacher Opens Up About Cancer Fight


LIFE AND REIGNITES A GREAT DEBATE. THOSE STORIES AND MUCH MORE TONIGHT ON THE CBS EVENING NEWS. THANKS VERY MUCH. EVERY WEDNESDAY’s WARRIOR THAT I HAVE MET ON MY JOURNEY TO COMPLETE THE IRON MAN WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP COMING UP OCTOBER 8TH HAS INSPIRED ME. BUT TODAY I SPENT THE ENTIRE AFTERNOON WITH A MAN WHO HAS STRENGTH WILLED MY RESOLVE. HIS NAME IS CHRIS HAILS. HE IS 44 YEARS OLD. HE’S ACE HISTORY TEACHER. HE ALSO HAS A TERMINAL BLOOD CANCER AND CHRIS AND HIS ONCOLOGY TEAM OVER AT UT SOUTHWESTERN GAVE US COMPLETE ACCESS TODAY TO DOCUMENT HIS CHEMO TREATMENT. AND NEXT WEEK AT THIS VERY SAME TIME, WE’RE GOING TO PULL BACK THE CURTAIN ON HOW THIS ALL WORKS AND SHARE EVERY SINGLE STEP WITH ALL OF YOU. AND THAT INCLUDES PUTTING TO BED A FEW MYTHS. I THINK SOME OF THE BIGGEST MYTHS ABOUT CURRENT CHEMOTHERAPY IS THAT ALL THE PATIENTS ARE GOING TO LOSE THEIR HAIR, THEY’RE GOING TO BE SICK AS A DOG. THEY’RE GOING TO BE FEELING REALLY POORLY. BUT MOST OF THE TREATMENTS THAT WE USE FOR MULTIPLE MILE OWE MA, IN PARTICULAR, AND MANY OTHER CANCERS AS WELL THESE DAYS, ARE NOT THE SAME VARIETY OF CHEMOTHERAPY AGENT THAT’S WERE USED 10 OR 20 YEARS AGO. THINGS ARE DIFFERENT. PORE CHRIS AND OTHERS LIKE HIM, BATTINGELING THE CANCER, THERE IS NO CURE RIGHT NOW. BUT MAJOR ADVANCES ARE BEING MADE BECAUSE OF RESEARCH DOLLARS. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SUPPORT MY MISSION, DEDICATED TO LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY YOU CAN FIND THE LINK ON OUR WEBSITE.