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Teen overcomes dreaded disease
Becomes area spokesman for society that helped him
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Greyson Gagliardo
What began one day as a nauseous feeling for Greyson Gagliardo quickly turned into measles-like symptoms with a body rash, then developed into full-blown acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. Thanks to medical treatment and, his family says, many prayers, Greyson, currently an 11th-grade student at Pinewood Christian Academy in Bellville, has been cancer-free for the past two years. He has regular checkups every six months and considers himself to be a survivor of one of the most dreaded forms of leukemia. This year, Greyson is the designated Claxton/Bellville-area representative for the National Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
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