An Activists Fight Against Cancer: July 1

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This is an ongoing column we will be posting from David Williams as he shares his point of view during his fight against Acute Myeloid Leukemia in Portland. David and his wife Heather founded Coma Treats, a medical cannabis edible company, in 2013 and contribute recipes to our publication. You can follow his progress and see facebook live video updates at


July 1, 2018 – Day 7 at OHSU’s Leukemia floor and I am now watching the last drops of Cytarabine (chemo) going into my veins. The side effects I have had have been very mild but they say they could get worse. Dealing with cancer, chemo, being poked and prodded, is nothing compared to how hard it is to be away from my family. So, truly, the waiting is the hardest part.