FOX 5 DC CARES: Light at the end of the tunnel for cancer survivor Kelvin Yates

Cancer survivor Kelvin Yates joined FOX 5 in-studio to talk about his battle with Multiple Myeloma.

- Kelvin Yates has shown courage, compassion and kindness through his fight against Multiple Myeloma – a cancer formed by malignant plasma cells.

Before he was first diagnosed, Kelvin told us he thought the pain he was feeling was common due to common back problems. After he was told he had cancer, he say, he saw no end in sight. "Now it's all about telling my story - talking to different people - sharing what I've been through," he said.

Kelvin said that he found out about the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by watching FOX 5. He said he learned that the LLS Light the Night Walks not only raise money to fight cancer – but the organization provides support for people battling the disease. He said he wasn’t able to participate in last year’s Light the Night – but this year he is back. His team is called, 'Back in Stride,' and he will participate in the Freedom Plaza work.

Now – Kelvin is in remission. But he has a long way to go.

"I'm here to tell you - you can get to the other side," he told FOX 5's Holly Morris. "There is light at the end of the tunnel!"

ONLINE:

FOX 5 DC Cares: Kelvin making progress in fight against Multiple Myeloma | http://www.fox5dc.com/about-us/fox-5-cares/209522491-story

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's Light the Night Walks | http://www.fox5dc.com/about-us/fox-5-cares/207827268-story

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