Woodward-Granger Coach Phil Creese Fights for His Life, His Team

Posted on May 14th, 2012 by

For 35 years, Phil Creese has developed softball players in Woodward-Granger. The coach is in a fight against leukemia, but he's still doing what he loves most…Creese wears a filter mask to protect his fragile immune system. The 57-year-old coach is battling two life-threatening diseases — leukemia and a fungal infection. He attended the season’s first practice on Monday, then traveled to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., in an effort to give him more time to spend with his family and the sport that has been a lifelong passion.

 

Des Moines Register

Tags: Cancer, Des Moines Register, fungal infection, leukemia, Mayo Clinic Rochester, Phil Creese

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