Local business helps Fountain-Fort Carson football player battling leukemia – KRDO

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) — During the entire month of April one Colorado Springs business is helping a Fountain-Fort Carson high schooler battling blood cancer.
Every quarter, 719 Revive Med Spa gives back to the community. This quarter, the locally owned business decided to help Myles McClarity and his family.
McClarity is a junior on the Trojans football team. As the season came to an end, Myles says everything changed.
“As soon as the playoffs started, we played Golden, and after that game, I was extremely tired. Had really bad bruising that I usually wouldn’t get,” said McClarity.
The following week, his symptoms got worse.
“Immediately after the game we got back to the hotel, and I was just extremely sick like couldn’t even move. The next day couldn’t eat and then three weeks went past, headaches, nose bleeds, and then we went to the ER,” said McClarity.
At an ER visit, McClarity and his parents were told it looked like leukemia.
“You never think that that’s something that you will hear and you know it happens because you see it happen to other people, but you never imagine that it will be you. It was definitely a brick wall that we smacked into,” said Faith Getty, Myles’ mom.
For the last three months, McClarity has been undergoing rounds of chemo at Children’s Colorado.
“It’s just like getting sick off and on. It’s really been a struggle,” said McClarity.
“I told him the other day that he was my hero and he’s like ‘what why am I your hero?’ If I were going through that I don’t see myself as strong as he’s being right now,” said Getty.
As Myles continues his battle off the field- it doesn’t look like he’ll be back on it come fall.
“Until the time comes I’m going to be like an assistant coach, be there for my teammates like give them the information I’ve learned over the past two years help them be better than I was hoping,” said McClarity.
“It’s true yea football isn’t everything, but for a teenage boy who has groomed himself for this for so long, loses it to know that he has his team backing him just makes a world of difference,” said Getty.
Myles should know if he’s in remission by the end of the month or the beginning of May when he has another bone marrow biopsy.
The Med Spa will be donating 10% of its profits through the end of April to McClarity and his family.
There is also a GoFundMe page to donate to as well as t-shirts and wrist bands.
Jessica is a reporter for Good Morning Colorado. Learn more about her here.
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