Military personnel put their lives on the line every day in order to protect the lives of US citizens, but they can’t do so if they aren’t in top physical condition.
Specialist Malcolm Montgomery noticed he wasn’t feeling well during physical training one day and told his superiors, but he thought he could tough it out. Next thing Spc. Montgomery knew, he was waking up in the hospital to frightening news: he’d been diagnosed with leukemia.
Spc. Montgomery took time off from training to focus on his health and undergo chemotherapy. Through it all, he said that the military was by his side, 100%.
Eventually, treatment ended and Spc. Montgomery “graduated” from chemo. The facility where he underwent treatment has a tradition where patients get to ring a bell to celebrate. On the bell, there is a plaque that reads, “Today I ring this bell to say, My chemo is finally DONE! I celebrate and now I pray, This battle is finally WON!”
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Spc. Montgomery’s family caught a video of the celebratory moment, and the soldier was overcome with emotion and gratitude for everyone in the room. He thanked them all and referred to each one as family, saying they helped him stand when he was at his weakest.
In the video, his treatment team showers him with hugs and cheers.
Now that treatment is over, Spc. Montgomery is working hard to get healthy so he can get back to serving his country.
Watch the emotional celebration in the video below – and be sure to share the story with your friends!
He was fighting for his life so he could fight for the country.
Posted by Militarykind Stories on Friday, December 21, 2018
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