Saturday, January 14, 2012

The Almanac: Lebo girls help one of their own

Keith Mulvihill, 55, ran in the Chicago Marathon in 2006. Twenty-five years before that he completed the Marine Corps Marathon held in Washington D.C.

Since mid-December, however, he has been involved in yet another marathon; the race against leuke-mia.

Diagnosed 18 months ago with prostate cancer, Mulvihill had been hospitalized around Thanksgiving because of an allergic reaction to his chemotherapy. Scheduled for his second round of treatment in December, blood work and a bone marrow biopsy, however, revealed acute myeloid leukemia.

"That was a real punch in the gut," said Donna, Mulvihill's wife of 31 years. "Here we were dealing with the prostate cancer and then the doctors say 'you have leukemia.'"

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