Mitchell Cochell Cochell Kills Cancer

First post: Dec 15, 2018 Latest post: May 18, 2021
"It all began April 15, 1995..." No, just kidding! If you've found your way to this site then you know Mitch and most of his story. To bring you up to speed with what the heck happened and how we found ourselves here we need to step back to beginning of October 2018. Mitch had worked out one night and woke up the next morning with strange back pain. He brushed it off as a mild injury and started stretching and doing low impact exercises to help ease the pain. The pain didn't stop. On October 8th, 2018 we entered the emergency room due to excruciating back and lower body pain. After 16 hours in the ER we left with heavy pain meds and some odd bloodwork. A few weeks later Mitch had blood redrawn to still see some abnormalities. He received a referral to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center to get his blood retested. We had the appointment, went out to a late lunch and just as we were 20 minutes away (we live 2 hours south of Walter Reed) we received a phone call instructing us to come back for more testing. When we got to Walter Reed, we were greeted and given a room to settle into. A few moments later we were told Mitch has what they thought was leukemia. Based on the bone marrow biopsy, the initial diagnosis is confirmed. Mitch is now fighting acute lymphoblastic leukemia, and he is here to win.