When: Feb. 7-8, 2013,
Where: Waxahachie's Chick-Fil-a
For: SAGU's Coaches Vs. Cancer.
They will donate a dollar to the cause for every fan, student and staff member who buys a meal that day.
Every year, SAGU partners with the NAIA and the American Red Cross's Coaches vs. Cancer to join the fight against cancer. This year, SAGU is donating all raised proceeds to one of their own, SAGU IT Director and Waxahachie resident David Bush, who is battling Stage 4 Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma. Thus far, SAGU has raised $6,652 of the $10,000 goal.
In March 2012, David had minimally-invasive surgery to repair a labral tear in his shoulder. After rehab and a month and a half of intense pain, David was unable to fit his arm into the sleeves of his shirt. On his third trip to the Emergency Room, he received a CAT scan and found that there was an abnormality. Soon after, the oncologist confirmed that he had Stage 4 Diffuse B-Cell Lymphoma, but reassured him that he was treatable.
David underwent Chemotherapy and radiation with positive results, but he noticed the mass in his arm returning in between treatments. He shared, "It was during this time that I came face to face with mortality, the ugly inside truths of cancer, and the decision that peace would still be the Rock on which we stood."
David will begin stem cell treatment on Wednesday, February 6. He and his wife Joy are hopeful that this will be the last step to complete recovery.
David is an ordained Assemblies of God minister and is the lead pastor at Harmony Tabernacle in Lancaster, Texas. David and Joy are both SAGU alumni. David has worked for SAGU for 10 years. Joy is the Special Education Counselor at Maypearl ISD.