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Ex-Dallas Maverick survives rare form of leukemia thanks to experimental drug treatment
Date:5/19/2011

to, when you hug it out, you can see and feel Dr. Collins drop a tear on your shoulder. That's life. That's real," said Mr. Johnston.

Reality for this cancer survivor also means getting serious about music. Mr. Johnston has a lot of work ahead after launching the six-member band in September 2009. Some of the band's performances raise money for The Ryan Gibson Foundation, a Dallas-based nonprofit dedicated to leukemia research.

One of the songs on the band's first CD, "Sweet Tooth," is Rise & Go, based on a verse in the Bible, Luke 17:19. Mr. Johnston said it sums up "my last seven years."

"Wake up and I go outside, I see my blue sky, I'm happy to be alive I got a tough upper lip, but a bottom little broken heart. When I look into the sky, I see my Maker's eyes. That's when I know my Plan B for eternity is strong as gold, so I rise and go.


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Contact: Debbie Bolles
debbie.bolles@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-3404
UT Southwestern Medical Center
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