Matt Cable’s Battle to Finish Strong

Matt Cable is a 28-year-old Security Forces Airman from Great Falls, Montana. He’s also an avid lifter and loves to work out, deadlifting as much as 600 pounds at once. He loves to compete in Cross-Fit competitions and now travels the United States mentoring others on the importance of health and fitness. Not only is Matt strong physically, but he is extremely strong mentally.

Strength During Diagnosis

In 2014, Matt was diagnosed with AML (acute myeloid leukemia). After beginning treatment, Matt lost 50 pounds and became very sick, to the point where he experienced organ failure. Some doctors thought he wouldn’t make it, but he beat the odds, and his organs began to work again. Matt completed treatment, and after remission, Matt redeployed to the Middle East with the United States Air Force and Montana Air National Guard. Matt even went on to compete on NBC’s show, “The Titan Games,” hosted by Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, in 2018. He believes that his physical and mental strength are the two factors that allowed him to fight as hard as he could to beat cancer.

Matt Cable recently had a new battle on his hands. In April of 2019, Matt announced on his Instagram page that his AML had returned. Since his announcement, he has undergone and completed his chemotherapy treatment. In a video he posted on Instagram, he says:

“It’s unfortunate, but now it’s time to fight baby…So that’s what I’m going to do. Fight, and continue with my life.”

Encouragement From Others

One foundation that stood behind Matt Cable was the HunterSeven Foundation, a veteran-founded research organization that helps fight for veterans who become sick due to toxic exposures when serving. The HunterSeven Foundation created some merchandise for Matt and also helped to spread the word about his strength and will to fight. Two members of the foundation surprised Matt with a visit, wanting to help encourage him and improve his morale. They said, “…we also wanted to go to remind ourselves how lucky we are and how thankful we should be, and give ourselves a reminder that tomorrow isn’t guaranteed, we need to live our lives in the most effective way possible.” – SGT Chelsey Poisson, BSN-RN, MSN/MPH-C.

Confidence and Perseverance to Finish Strong

Matt Cable’s confidence and perseverance have always helped him finish strong: In his personal life, in his career, in his fitness accomplishments, and it ultimately helped him in this second battle with leukemia. After going through his treatments, Matt has announced that he is officially leukemia free! He’s currently spending time with his family, he’s starting to work out again, and he’s truly enjoying every moment of his life.

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