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Josh Paschal “can’t wait for what God has in store” for him

By LARRY VAUGHT

Perhaps the best news from the first week of Kentucky’s preseason football practice came from redshirt sophomore linebacker Josh Paschal.

Remember it was just over a year ago that he was diagnosed with skin cancer. Even though he got back to play in a few games late in the season, Paschal had to continue to take treatments.

Or at least he did until he announced on social media this week that he had completed his “last immunotherapy treatment for melanoma.” As one might expect from Paschal, he had a lot of people to thank for helping him get through the last year.

“First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior for guiding me through this difficult time. My faith has only become stronger,” Paschal said.

He got baptized only a few weeks before he found out he had cancer last summer.

“I want to thank my family and girlfriend for being there every step of the way and never missing a treatment,” Paschal said. “I would like to think my family and brothers from back home for continually supporting me. I want to thank the surgeons, doctors and nurses at @UKMarkey for taking good care of me.

“Lastly, to the athletic trainers, my teammates, my coaches and everyone in the #BBN, thank you for supporting me, praying for me and getting me back to 100 (percent).

“I can’t wait for what God has in store for me next. See you this fall.”

All I can add is this — AMEN.

3 comments

  1. Great follow up story Larry. I’ll say Amen also!!

    1. Only word we can say

  2. Young people that have the experience of living with cancer simply blow me away with their courage and trust in God Power. I hope that Josh lives his dream about football, but if he never makes another tackle, (God forbid), he’ll always be an inspiration and a joy for me.

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