He never gave up his faith
Cody Baldree was a man full of life that had everything going his way. During baseball season, he pretty much lived at the ballpark. He was either on the field coaching or in the stands cheering one of his three kids....his wife Shannon, always at his side. At age 36, his life was full and rich-- he never dreamed things would take such a drastic turn.
It started with a nagging pain in his side. Like most of us do, he ignored it for a while, but the pain became severe enough that he thought he should see a doctor. A few tests were run--no definitive problems were apparent. That was in August, 2008. By October, he was experiencing shortness of breath, and his energy level was dropping. Dr. Wessman, local physician, sent him for an x-ray. It showed that his right lung was completely collapsed and full of fluid. He was told to go immediately to Shreveport. After many tests, it was determined he had APL - acute promyelocytic leukemia, a rare bone marrow cancer.