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I Wouldn't Be Here Without You: Tom's Story

Dear Karius,

I'm a Vietnam veteran and an elected city official, with three children I'm very proud of and a granddaughter I love to spend time with.

In 2016 and 2017 I had a few of bouts of cancer. During the second bout I started having night sweats and chills, which initially my doctor thought might be a reaction to the cancer treatment, but when I went to the hospital they thought it might be an infection. I was treated for the infection and went home fine. But later I started having back pain. Many years ago I had back surgery so I figured it was just flaring up again.

An MRI showed something the doctor wasn't sure about, probably an infection near my aorta. The infectious disease doctors came in and ordered the Karius Test to identify what the infection was, and they found an infection that is normally not diagnosed until after death. I underwent surgery on my aorta and found out that it was an infection that needed antibiotic treatment.

As the doctor explained to me, a couple more weeks without having this infection diagnosed and I would have been in serious trouble.

So basically, my doctor and the Karius Test helped save my life. I wouldn’t be here without it. Thank you Karius Team.

Sincerely, 

Tom

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