USA TODAY Sports. “I’ve been fit my whole life, but there have been some nights where I can not recognize how my body feels.
I still can not enjoy food.“I’m not angry, I’m hopeful,” he said, “but it hit me really, really hard. I spent 21 days in a hospital with my immune system compromised, I couldn’t have visitors.
It was a very isolating experience, especially when you don’t know what the outcome is.”Leukemia is a cancer of the blood and bone marrow.
It’s aggressive and the chances of relapse are high. Treatment is best started as soon as possible. This involves chemotherapy to blitz the patient’s own bone marrow and then replacement with a bone marrow donation.