Fundraiser planned for Prater Family

Some types of news travel really fast.An example of that quick-moving news was evident last week when the family of Keith and Misty Prater were told by doctors that Keith Prater had been diagnosed with leukemia.

That news soon spread from the immediate Prater family to the baseball team at Rowan County High School that he coaches. From there the news was passed through social media, newspapers and television until everyone who knew of Coach Prater, his team and his family, had also learned of the diagnosis.

Christian Nordqvist, in an article in Medical News Today, defines leukemia as cancer of the blood or bone marrow (which produces blood cells). A person who has leukemia suffers from an abnormal production of blood cells, generally leukocytes (white blood cells).

Source: Fundraiser planned for Prater Family – The Lewis County Herald

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