What Are Your Beliefs Around Fate?

According to a Washington Times article, over half the country believes in fate. Are you one of them?

We’re not here to tell you one way or the other what you should believe, but we have to admit, when we hear the stories of people who take advantage of 9Health Fair, you sometimes have to wonder if fate is real.

The Story of Jason Whyte

Jason’s story is the perfect example. Here’s the gist:

  • Jason is a member of the Englewood Lions Club.
  • The Englewood Lions Club decides to host a 9Health Fair and Jason decides to volunteer.
  • Therefore, Jason also participates.
  • Thereby, Jason discovers early that he has cancer.

Now, there’s a bit more to it than just all that, but that’s the summary.

Have you ever had a similar experience? Right time. Right place.

Jason has been volunteering as a cashier and cashier supervisor at 9Health Fair since 2009.

It was not until 2016 when he took advantage of our Blood Cell Count screening that he found out he had a major health issue. “I had low white blood cell count and low platelet count,” he says. He took his results to his doctor who ran more tests and then referred him to a specialist. “My technical diagnosis was Marginal Zone Lymphoma with Splenic Involvement, which is a fancy way to say I have cancer.”

It was caught early, so they could begin treatment early. “This, I think played a significant role in my last biopsy coming back negative in December 2016.  I still am continuing treatments every other month as a precaution for the next 18 months.”

Participate, Volunteer

Here at 9Health, we’re very lucky to have volunteers who are also participants. Jason understands the importance of our screenings. “This really does help people recognize possible health issues. This environment is much less threatening than a doctor’s office and honestly much less inexpensive,” notes Jason. “The other nice thing is that you look at your results before bringing them to a professional.  With these results, you can learn about yourself before going in to see your doctor. Then when you do go in to see your doctor you can have a meaningful conversation with them.”

Our volunteers receive a 20% discount on all screenings, but for Jason, that’s probably not the biggest draw. “What you do does help and many people truly appreciate you.  I don’t know how many times I hear people thank us for doing what we do.”

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