A JANESVILLE MAN IS SHARING HIS SUCCESS-STORY ON A
KEITH FOX'S JOURNEY WITH CANCER WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED
DURING THIS YEAR'S STAND UP TO CANCER EVENT TO RAISE
MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.
ROCK COUNTY REPORTER JENNA MIDDAUGH SAT DOWN WTH HIM
TODAY AND HAS MORE.
TWO WORDS YOU NEVER WANT TO HEAR.
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He was stage 4 bladder cancer.
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THE DIAGNOSIS WAS HARD FOR KEITH AND HIS WIFE ANGELA
- BUT ESPECIALLY FOR THEIR DAUGHTER KRYSTAL, WHO WAS
ONLY 2 AT THE TIME.
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So I had to not be able to spend time with her, not
be able to play with her like a normal dad would,
and she because of that kind of grew away from me
a little bit.
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DOCTORS FIRST TRIED TO TACKLE HIS CANCER WITH CHEMOTHERAPY.
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Going through it was rough.
It was worse than I thought.
It felt like I was dying.
it was very emotional not knowing, is he going to
die, is he going to make it, watching him be sick.
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BUT WHEN CHEMO WASN'T WORKING
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the doctor says, we're not moving as fast as, things
aren't happening as fast as things were expecting
And the doctor says we're just gonna stop and we're
gonna go straight to surgery now.
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BUT BEFORE THE SURGERY, CAME MORE BAD NEWS.
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the doctor calls me up and says, we found cancer up
by your carotid artery.
There's a lymph node up there that has cancer.
And we, I don't even think we can operate there, it
doesn't look operable.
When we found out that everything was inoperable,
that was pretty shocking.
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LEFT WITH NO WHERE TO TURN, THE FAMILY WAS GIVEN ANOTHER
OPTION - AN IMMUNOTHERAPY CLINICAL TRIAL.
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So I ended up going to texas and getting put into
the clinical trial.
we didn't have anything to lose.
It was either we might lose him or we might get to
keep him if he takes place in the trial.
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TWO TREATMENTS IN, AND
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I'm not feeling well.
One of the side effects of the immunotherapy is your
body can attack itself.
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SO FOX WENT TO THE DOCTOR AND WHILE THEY WERE DOING
SCANS FOR OTHER THINGS, THEY MADE AN IMPORTANT NOTE
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previously noted lymph nodes, cancerous lymph nodes
were not observed.
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AND FOR THE FIRST TIME, GOOD NEWS.
DOCTORS TELL HIM
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we didn't find any cancer.
There was none there.
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AND WHILE IT WAS HARD TO BELIEVE AT FIRST.
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it took a while to sink in.
it was miracle.
Just a miracle.
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FOX HAS BEEN CANCER-FREE
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for the past year and three months year and three
So it's been pretty awesome.
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STAND UP TO CANCER.
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And I wanted to be able to get the most people to
get access to the clinical trials as possible.
And so it worked so well for me, and a lot of times,
that's your only hope.
So I wanted to make sure they had that available.
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BECAUSE FOX KNOWS FIRST HAND
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it's important for people to be able to have a chance
to grow up with their family, to be around their family,
to be an impact on their family.
it's been really great to see her get to have fun
with her daddy again and you know, like every 4 year
old, use them like a jungle gym and climb on daddy
and play on daddy.
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THE EXPERIENCE HAS GIVEN HIM A NEW PERSEPECTIVE ON
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You push through all of these days that you have
that you can really enjoy and you don't enjoy them.
And now I'm enjoying them every day.
I don't ever want to just push time away.
I want to enjoy every moment because you never know
when it's your last moment.
THAT WAS NEWS THREE'S JENNA MIDDAUGH REPORTING.
KEITH'S STORY WILL BE HIGHLIGHTED DURING THE ONE-HOUR
STAND UP TO CANCER TELECAST.
IT WILL AIR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 9TH AT 7 P-M, RIGHT
HERE ON C-B-S.