Beating Cancer In 16 Days: The Shertenliebs Share Their Story

This is a great story! It’s nice to hear good news for once!

CBS Boston

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BOSTON (CBS) – For Mary Shertenlieb, the last three weeks have been an incredible journey.

The healthy mother of two and wife of Rich Shertenlieb, co-host of the wildly popular Toucher & Rich show on 98.5 The Sports Hub, went into the hospital last month thinking she had the flu.

When her condition did not improve, Mary had a blood test done. The results were alarming.

“The regular person is supposed to have between 4,000 and 10,000 ‘blast cells’ per blood measurement. My wife had 240,000,” Rich explained to WBZ-TV’s Dan Roche.

Doctors told Mary she had AML, a rare form of leukemia. Eighty percent of her body had cancer, and the treatment would have to start immediately and aggressively.

“When she got onto the floor that she was on with the other leukemia patients, they said she was the sickest at that time,” said…

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