Savannah Residents Reflect on Son's Battle With Leukemia

Savannah Residents Reflect on Son's Battle With Leukemia

A Savannah native is on the road to recovery after battling leukemia for nearly a year. His parents held a benefit that allowed them to reflect on their son's journey.
(SAVANNAH, Mo.) Melanie Miller had one emotion when she found out her son had cancer.

"Scary, and we didn't know what to expect," Melanie said.

Bradley Miller was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia on January 30, 2013.

His dad said, he never imagined his son's life would take such a drastic turn.

"It was like my heart went clear to my throat, like I had a lump in my throat. It was disbelief. I couldn't believe it was happening," Dennis Miller said.

Bradley could not believe it, either.

He was 22 years old when he was diagnosed, and just a few months away from saying "I do."

That chapter of his life would end sooner than later.

"It's been a long journey. Everyday is encouraging," Dennis said.

Bradley received a bone marrow transplant on July 30, that doctors said, saved his life.

"Exhilarated, excited. I'm relieved, you know, because he's so young and they're just starting out their life together. They need the good news," Melanie said.

As his parents turn the pages in Bradley's book, they're reminded of how far he's come.

"Looking through those pictures it brings back good memories, and not so good memories. And, towards the end when he's getting better, that's the best part, when he's getting well," Dennis said.

Bradley's journey has been a long one, but his family said they're looking forward to writing the last words in this chapter of his life. 

"I'm ready. Everybody's ready," Dennis said.

Bradley is recovering from his bone marrow transplant at Hope Lodge in Kansas City.

He is expected to be back in Savannah in a few weeks.
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