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Nate Rodgers - August 2015
Sgt. Jamien Frye was diagnosed with Chronic Myeloid Leukemia in 2009, just one year after enlisting in the army. Though commanders say the intense physical training could make his condition worse, Frye doesn't let his side effects, including fatigue, weight loss and night sweats, keep him from serving his country. His doctors say that because his cancer was detected early on, he shouldn't have any limitations as long as he takes his medicine.
In 2012, Frye was deemed un-deployable to serve in Afghanistan and recommended for medical discharge. However, after further review by the military's medical review board, they found him "fit for duty."
“Frye would go get his bone marrow treatment and he would call me and say, ‘I’m done with my treatment, can I come back to work?’ And I would tell him no,” SFC Tyesha Johnson said.
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Original source: wivb.com