Love From Coach Alex Richey
Hope this blog reaches you in the best of health and spirits.
The below heartfelt speech is from Coach Alex Richey from this past Sunday's pre game celebration vs. Hendrix.
In July of 2018 I received a text message from our great friend Kim Coleman in regards to not feeling well and needing some additional testing done with his primary care physician to determine what had been the cause of his most recent fatigue.
The further testing concluded a high PSA test that pushed him towards the specialists at Dr. McCords office which further led to his diagnose of prostate cancer.
Shock and fear when the word cancer is used is typical for any patient, but even from our first conversation, Kim’s positive outlook and confidence towards his diagnosis were nothing short of amazing. I clearly recall Kim stating his confidence on how he was going to ‘whip cancer’s butt’ and from then on that was the only thought that was allowed into our consciousness when thinking about our friend and this battle he was about to face.
The love and outpouring of care from our basketball family was incredible throughout the fall as Kim’s aggressive treatment never affected his spirit as he assured me that he would be ‘ready to rock’ at our first practice in mid-October.
With the help of the amazing medical professionals at Northside Radiation and Oncology at Preston Ridge, Kim was able to defeat this disease. We are blessed to have him here today because of their incredible efforts as well as their off the charts positive energy, that when combined with Kim's resolve left cancer in the rear view mirror.
We would like to present this signed basketball from our players and coaching staff along with Coach Kim to the members of the staff who are here today.
Dr Mark McCord
And behind every good man is a great woman so much thanks and love to Elisa Coleman for her courage throughout this time.
From the bottom of our hearts we want to thank you for saving the life of our friend. We also want to thank you for the amazing work that you do each and every day with the multitude of patients and families that continue to fight cancer each and every day. We have such a long road to go in regards to research and care in order to win this fight, but your work on the front lines is nothing short of amazing and our gratitude towards you all is something that we all share.
Please join me in thanking these wonderful people again who we honor here today for aiding our friend, lifting his spirits each and every day, and for your endless commitment to those continuing to battle.
Blessed be the LORD who daily loads us with benefits, God of our salvation.
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Was diagnosed with Prostate Cancer on July 18, 2018 which may have crushed someone's soul and spirit. However, it did the opposite, as I already knew GOD had claimed my victory over this disease and was using me as an instrument to others who suffer from this deadly disease.