Trading Cancer Treatment for Thanksgiving
JOHN YDSTIE, Host:
Commentator Leroy Sievers was able to eat everything he wanted this Thanksgiving, but he had to make special arrangements to do so. Sievers was diagnosed with cancer almost a year ago, and he timed a break from chemotherapy to coincide with Thanksgiving so he could enjoy it free of side effects. While he was on his chemo break, Leroy Sievers also took the opportunity to observe his experience from a different perspective.
LEROY SIEVERS: I don't think I'll ever forget the image of that man in the bathrobe and that young woman holding onto each other so tightly in the midst of a crowd. For me, that's life as it should be lived.
YDSTIE: Leroy Sievers blogs and podcasts about his experiences with cancer on our Web site. To follow his story and share your own, go to npr.org/mycancer.
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