Weill Cornell Bone Marrow Transplant Program

The Humor Prescription: One Man’s Journey Through Cancer and Transplant

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Michael Butts and TeamMichael Butts, an avid fly fisher, swimmer and outdoorsman, spent over 30 years working 12-hour days as a construction site manager, considered by many as a “legend” in his field. Always one to seek out a challenge, Michael studied and received more certifications than anyone else at his company. For years, working in the harsh outside elements never affected him until he noticed a new trend. Even after a long hot shower, he could not warm up after a long day out in the cold. He knew something was wrong. His wife encouraged him to see a doctor and with just one word – “cancer” – his life was forever changed.

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