Museum and Exhib. Studies
U of I at Chicago
935 W. Harrison St. MC 201
Chic. IL 60607
Feb. 1, 2017
But Not Down Yet
Dear Mrs. Quinn,
Greetings and Blessed New Year.
Thought you might like to hear my story.
I have been battling with metastatic colon cancer since 2014 (liver, colon, lymph nodes).
It should have been caught around 2012 when I was diagnosed with Iron Deficiency Anemia. No one bothered to follow up on my anemia.
Thru borrowed time from God, and my stubborn Marine Corps spirit, I refuse to go down for the count.
I get about 54 hours of chemo treatment every 2-weeks.
I am most likely the “most expensive medical care inmate in my prison.”
Staff call me:
- The Walking Miracle.
- Super Striver.
As of last week I filed a “Emergency Clause” Clemency petition to the Governor. Trying to work one more miracle.
I am into prison advocacy work. Mr. Wittington of John Howard Assoc. knows me pretty well.
I stay pretty sick from chemo “side effects.”
If you have questions feel free to write.
I am a person of Hebrews Chap. 11 faith. My works and deeds are what God has seen to keep me alive.
I close with a little art work. I feel like Lucky, my grave is yet to be dug, I have projects to complete.
Amen and Semper Fi!
10930 Lawrence Rd.
Sumner, IL 62466