Trey Rood was a young, healthy high school athlete when he received the diagnosis of stage III melanoma, which progressed to stage IV in two short years. With a five-year survival rate of five percent, Trey and his mother Cherie refused to accept the poor odds given by doctors or that the aggressive cancer would prevent Trey from ever attending college. Instead, they chose to fight with everything they had. And fight they did.
Their tireless search for treatment led them from home in Georgia, to Germany, and ultimately to Texas, where Trey was a pioneer participant at MD Anderson Cancer Center’s adoptive T-cell therapy trial. With Trey’s cancer now in remission, Trey, Cherie, and their family share their story here—a story of hope, encouragement, strength, and ultimately triumph. Their story of how, together, they beat cancer.
Trey Rood, a former three-sport athlete during high school with the passion and love of football, is a twenty-two-year-old senior at University of Georgia and member of the Sigma Chi fraternity, Delta Chapter. Trey was diagnosed with stage III melanoma cancer near the end of his freshman year of high school, then relapsed to stage IV melanoma the start of his senior year.
Cherie Rood grew up and attended college in Kentucky before moving to Atlanta, GA, and marrying her husband Charlie, with whom she has two college-age sons, Trey and Wes.
Together, Trey and Cherie have told their compelling story as a mother and son to fight one of the deadliest forms of cancer. They not only show their will to do whatever it takes to survive, but to also stay positive, never give up hope, and keep the faith through an experience that will inspire many.
ISBN 978-1-939371-49-2 (Paperback)
ISBN 978-1-939371-50-8 (eBook)
Paperback Price: $13.95
eBook Price: $5.99
6 x 9, 188 pages
Publication Date: 27 August 2014