Bill Purdy | CaringBridge

Bill Purdy Bill Beats AML

First post: Nov 1, 2018 Latest post: Nov 6, 2018
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On July 18th, Bill Purdy was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) a rare and aggressive cancer. Chemotherapy began the next day and was administered intravenously around the clock, for two weeks.

About a week into treatment, Bill felt a little better. So, he dragged his IV stand to the treadmill outside his hospital room and walked a mile a day.

August 1st a spinal tap, bone marrow biopsy, and brain scan confirmed the cancer did not spread. Because AML can hide in the brain stem, Bill was given chemo is in his spine as a precaution.

Ten days later, he walked four miles. Then five miles.

On August 23rd, Bill became healthy enough to take a break from Roswell- and like a caged animal, he was released back into the wild.

Round two of chemo ended September 14th, and Bill hasn’t skipped a beat- he’s walking, eating healthy, and is determined to beat this disease!

To keep the cancer in remission, Bill will receive chemotherapy every four weeks until his Bone Marrow Transplant. 

All donations will be used for expenses relating to Bill's chemotherapy and Bone Marrow Transplant 

**NOTE** Donations made on Caring Bridge go to Caring Bridge, not Bill. To donate to Bill, please visit: https://www.gofundme.com/billbeatsaml


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