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Cancer Survivor Gives Back to Clinic

3 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Sunday, December 25 2016 Dec 25, 2016 December 25, 2016 6:44 PM December 25, 2016 in News

MCALLEN--  A former patient of the Vannie Cook Children's Cancer Clinic in McAllen is giving back.
     19-year-old Cesar Ortiz and his little sister hand out snacks. Cesar spent hours there getting chemo treatment. He says the center saved his life back in 2010 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphatic leukemia at 12 years old. His doctors were optimistic.
     "They were just telling me, it would fine if I took the treatments. Things would be well but it would be a long process," Ortiz said.
     He's been cancer free for two years. Now he visits the clinic.
     "It's hard to go through what I went through, but a snack or something might not seem like much, but it can make a big difference," Ortiz said. "It's something I do out of my heart, giving back to the people who saved my life."

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