UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Winter 2018 2018 Volume XXXIII Number 3 - Page 12

survivor profile Mike Raita COLORECTAL CANCER SURVIVOR By COURTNE Y BISHOP β€œI literally felt miserable while covering the BCS National Championship, I knew something wasn’t right,” explains Mike Raita, former sports anchor for ABC 33/40. It was in January 2010, in Pasadena, California that Raita realized he was very sick. He was in Pasadena covering the National Championship football game between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Texas Longhorns. At this point, Raita hadn’t felt well in a few months, he had lost significant weight but had been busy with work so he kept going. Heartbreakin œ₯…Ή½Ν₯Μ)]‘•ΈI…₯Ρ„Ι•ΡΥΙΉ•™Ι½΄‘₯́•₯‘Π΅‘…δΡΙ₯ΐΡΌA…Ν…‘•Ή„°‘”έ•ΉΠ₯΅΅•‘₯…Ρ•±δΡΌΡ‘”‘½Ρ½Θ)…Ή…Ν­•™½Θ„½±½Ή½Ν½Α丁 ½Ή™ΥΝ•°‘₯́‘½Ρ½Θ…Ν­•€ΤΔ΅ε•…Θ΅½±I…₯Ρ„έ‘䁑”Ρ‘½Υ‘Ё‘”)Ή••‘•„½±½Ή½Ν½ΑδΈƒŠq •…ΥΝ”$‰•±₯•Ω”$‘…Ω”½±½Έ…Ή•Θ³ŠtI…₯Ρ„Ι•…±±ΜΡ•±±₯Ήœ‘₯́‘½Ρ½ΘΈ)Q‘”‘½Ρ½ΘΡ‘•Έ½Ή™₯Ι΅•Ρ‘…ЁI…₯Ρ„‘₯₯Έ™…Π‘…Ω”ΝΡ…”€Π½±½Ι•Ρ…°…Ή•ΘΈI…₯Ρ„)݅́Ή½ΠΝ‘½­•…Ёɕ•₯Ω₯ΉœΡ‘₯́Ή•έΜ°₯Ё݅́ͽ΅•Ρ‘₯Ήœ‘”‘…ΝΥΝΑ•Ρ•™½Θ„™•ά΅½ΉΡ‘ΜΈ(Δΐ)T) <4@H 8L$X) 8 H) 8PH