Jason Schwartz was diagnosed with leukemia at age 13 back in 1995. Once a star football player, the young man found himself in a hospital room fighting for his life. Now 20 years later, he is back in the same room he almost died in—but he's not in the hospital bed this time.
He is now a doctor at that same hospital, as an oncology-hematology clinical fellow. And not only is he now treating kids with cancer, he is also working alongside doctors and nurses that helped him back in the day.
LC alum Jason Schwartz, MD/PhD, on NBC's TODAY Show. An "AndThenSome" man with Christ-like #compassion.Posted by Louisiana College on Wednesday, November 25, 2015
LC alum Jason Schwartz, MD/PhD, on NBC's TODAY Show. An "AndThenSome" man with Christ-like #compassion.
Schwartz said he believes his experience of completing his own treatments is "100 percent" the reason why he wanted to pursue the career.
"I've strived through my education and training career to really get back to St. Jude and to sort of give back to what St. Jude has allowed me to do," he said. "Coming back as a doctor, it was a dream come true."
See him tell the amazing story himself in the video below. Get ready to be inspired!
via Faith It