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A Promise To God

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A Promise To God

When Bob Mills was being wheeled into cancer surgery to treat malignant melanoma he had developed at 53, he did what many people in his situation do: he made a promise to God. He promised that if he got through that ordeal, he would spend the rest of his life helping others with their fight. Not only did he make this promise though, he quantified it. He promised that whatever salary he made, he would give at least that much back to the fight. If you knew one thing about Bob, you'd know he is a man of his word. 

Bob did survive, and true to his word, he began a fellowship for a medical student of hematology and oncology. He would hand-pick the recipient and would lay out only two conditions: that they stay and work in the greater Dayton area and that they dedicate a portion of their time to helping those who couldn't afford treatment. 

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