Video Transcript: Survivor Story by Kev Murray
Kev Murray: I was diagnosed as terminal, testicular cancer, which means it metastasized. I had 3 tumors in my abdomen. They wanted to split me open from chest to navel, remove any infected lymph nodes and also douse me, so to speak, with chemo and radiation.
And they said that would be a successful treatment.
Ty Bollinger: But you said it was diagnosed as terminal which means they don’t do any treatment, they give you how many months, years to live?
Kev Murray: They gave me 6 months to live.
Ty Bollinger: Which is a pretty big slap in the face when you’re 22.
Kev Murray: Yeah, it’s ultimately a death sentence. I didn’t, I found out secondhand years later, about 3 years after, that they gave me that.
Ty Bollinger: So you didn’t know at that point.
Kev Murray: I didn’t know at that time.
Ty Bollinger: Alright, so they wanted to douse you with chemo, they wanted to do radiation. They removed some of the tumors with surgery. So what standard, what protocol did you use at that point? You’re 22 years old, diagnosed with terminal testicular cancer?
Kev Murray: Well immediately I flew back to South Carolina where my mother lives and got involved with the hospitals and everything. I had the scan card for chemo and everything. I was totally lined up to do it.
And I believe I had a dream, or I think it was really a vision, of an angel, and she was just telling me everything was going to be fine. But I felt totally against that, against chemo and radiation.