Local man credits Phillies’ dollar dog night for helping to uncovering cancer diagnosis

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Local man credits Phillies’ dollar dog night for helping to uncovering cancer diagnosis

Bill Finn said he went to the fan-favorite promotion at Citizen’s Bank Park last September with a goal to pack in as many hot dogs as he could. The following morning Bill woke up with a wicked stomach ache that he attributed to a hot dog hangover, but his symptoms persevered for greater than every week.

A Delaware County man is crediting his overindulgence at a Philadelphia Phillies dollar dog night promotion with saving his life. 

Bill Finn said he went to the fan-favorite promotion at Citizen’s Bank Park last September with a goal to pack in as many hot dogs as he could. 

“I used to be going for my record, like eight,” Bill told FOX 29’s Chris O’Connell. 

The following morning Bill woke up with a wicked stomach ache that he attributed to a hot dog hangover, but his symptoms persevered for greater than every week. 

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“Per week or two he still shouldn’t be feeling higher, and I’m like are you’ve to go to the doctor but a typical male he didn’t need to hearken to me,” Bill’s wife Heather said.

One doctor’s visit result in several over the subsequent few days, and a month later he was diagnosed with stage-4 Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma, otherwise generally known as blood cancer.

Bill began his chemotherapy treatment days before he and Heather welcomed their firstborn son, Ryker. Over the subsequent seven months, he received aggressive radiation and chemotherapy. 

A few yr after what Bill calls a life-saving dollar dog night, the Phillies invited him back to Citizen’s Bank Park where he got to go on the sphere and meet Phillies’ legend Charlie Manuel.

“I went back to work. I still play softball, I’m watching my son grow, so it’s only a blessing,” Bill said.

The couple at the moment are encouraging others not to disregard seemingly normal health symptoms, because a straightforward doctor’s visit could change someone’s life. 

“Don’t take your time going to the doctor if something’s unsuitable, even for those who eat too many hot dogs, go to the doctor instantly,” Heather said.