Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Changing the Face of Lung Cancer

Before I got my petscan results, I had the pleasure of representing Team Draft, along with Jackie Archer, for the Falcons alumni game against Tampa Bay.  I guess you could call it a game (56-14 w).  Go Falcons!

For those of you who are unaware, Jackie Archer is a Stage III life long non smoker lung cancer survivor that advocated, along with former NFL player, Chris Draft to get the Georgia "Lung Cancer Matters" license plate signed into law.

Chris Draft co-founded "Team Draft", along with his wife, Keasha Rutledge Draft, on November 27, 2011.  It's ironic I was diagnosed November 27, 1012.  Sadly, she passed away of the dreadful disease a month after their marriage.  She was only 38 and in picture perfect health until lung cancer came along.  Don't think you are safe because you don't smoke or are healthy....it's simply not true.

Now, Chris Draft spends his time advocating for lung cancer awareness and relentlessly showing the world what real lung cancer patients look like.  He shows us that anyone with lungs can get lung cancer.  If you didn't know I had lung cancer, would you ever really think that I did?

I met him last year after an ad I did for Piedmont Hospital.  Since then, I've looked up to him due to his dedication and continuous drive to change the face of lung cancer.  When it seems hopeless, he will give you the hope to keep going.  I'm very thankful to have met him and to recently meet Jackie.  Also, thank you Sharon for hosting us in the suite!  We had a great time.

Beginning in November, we will be promoting a Super Bowl Challenge, so stay tuned for details.  In the meantime, go "Like" Team Draft.  Here are a few photos from the game.  We had a great time.   I got to attend with one of my oldest friends, Ron, as well as my little sister, Brook, and her husband, Patrick.  Maybe next time Karley can go again.

Once again, thank you Chris, Jackie, and Sharon for your hospitality.  And thank all of you, including my family and friends, for your continuous prayers.  They always mean so much.  I will blog about my sister's baby shower later.  It came the day after I was really down, but I knew I'd get up and feel better.  God helps me out with that a lot!

God bless you all!  And thanks for the pictures Chris!

John 8:12
When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, "I am the light in the world.  Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."

(Another one of my favorite verses)

1 comment:

  1. How i survived lungs cancer.
    I was diagnosed of lung cancer in 2011 and the doctor (oncologist), because i was a chronic smoker who started smoking from 16 and told me i had just two years to live that my lungs had been damaged, that even on the best medication i still had two years. I needed help because i was scared to die and i did chemotherapy, radiotherapy and it was unable to treat or help me. I coughed nearly every minute. In my death clock counting just 6 months remaining, if you knew me then i was good as dead because the cancer had eaten me up. My wife was fortunate enough to contact doctor Amber, a herbal doctor who came and treated me in our house using his medicine and that is how i was saved (where western medicine and methods failed), that was the greatest decision my wife had taken aside marrying me. Today i am totally fine without any symptoms of cancer, it was all confirmed by my oncologist that i am clean. Do not die in silence or rely only on western medicine herbal medicine is very effective. You can contact the doctor on (drambermurray@gmail.com) for more information about his treatment.