Honored Patient

Honored Hero William "Shephard" Hall 

Participants in The Leukemia Cup Regatta sail in honor of local survivors whose bravery in fighting blood cancer provides inspiration and motivation.     

Shephard Hall My name is William "Shephard" Hall, but most people just call me Shep.  Before August 21, 2013, my life was pretty normal.  I spent most of my days running around outside and/or on the Chick- Fil- A playground with my brothers and friends. 

 On the morning of August 21st, I woke up with a lot of pain in my left knee, and I couldn't walk without limping or help from my mom and dad.  At first, my parents thought I might have hurt it jumping off of my bed.  However, when I developed a fever later on that day, I could tell my mom was a little worried.  After I was stuck with a few needles, the test results came back and indicated that something wasn't right with how my blood was being made.  The next morning, another doctor came into my hospital room and told my family that I most likely had some form of leukemia, and after more tests, he diagnosed me with Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia (ALL) that afternoon.  The next 30 days were very hard, but God gave me and my family the strength to get through it and so much more.  On September 24, 2013, a doctor called Dad and told him that my body wasn't making any more bad blood, and that I was in remission.  My mom calls me Warrior Shepard because she wants me to be a warrior for God and to be brave, and that's one reason I want to help.  I want to tell other boys and girls that have and/or will be diagnosed with cancer that they can be brave too.  That they are warriors, who with God's help, can fight cancer like I did!  That they can win the fight!

Shep (far right) is pictured with his brothers Sanders and twin brother, Sawyer.

 

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