Chad's Battle with Leukemia (AML)
Chad's story, like many others diagnosed with leukemia, starts with some unexpected news. Chad Welch was born and raised in Nashville, TN. Following high school, he attended the University of Tennessee where he excelled in many different areas. After graduation, Chad moved home to Nashville and married his college sweetheart, Haley McWhorter.
Life was going according to plan until a routine doctor's visit in 2005 turned Chad's life upside-down. The cause? A diagnosis of an aggressive form of leukemia, Acute Mylogenous Leukemia (AML). After twenty-six months, he lost his courageous battle with cancer in June of 2007.
An Advocate Throughout
Throughout his illness, Chad not only fought his own disease, but he also became an advocate for the greater fight against leukemia by raising money for numerous leukemia charities and by challenging his family and friends to join the fight against leukemia. Inspired by Chad's courage and selfless nature, Team Chad was established to continue Chad's fight against leukemia.