JAMIE ALAMILLO FOUGHT BLOOD CANCER AND HAD TO RELEARN HOW TO WALK. NOW, HE RIDES HIS BIKE TO RAISE MONEY FOR CANCER RESEARCH.
Jamie Alamillo, 48, was told by doctors that he’d never walk again, let alone ride a bike, after he was diagnosed with blood cancer in 2013. Despite those dire predictions, he finished a 540-mile ride earlier this month to raise money for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
It started with extreme back pain in the fall of 2013. Then one night in November, he suddenly lost all feeling in both legs. After his wife rushed him to the ER, he spent six hours in surgery.