LOCKPORT, NY- Buffalo Bills doctor Andrew Cappuccino received worldwide recognition six years ago for saving the life of former player Kevin Everett. Recently, however, the doctor became a patient himself. For months, he's been battling a form of leukemia. The Lockport spine surgeon returned to work Thursday and sat down with Two On Your Side to tell his story.
Dr. Cappuccino said it all started with a routine stress test back in August.
"They drew routine blood work, and I had no symptoms whatsoever. I felt literally like a million bucks," he recalled.
But his blood count came back abnormal, and after more testing, doctors confirmed he had acute myeloid leukemia. Doctors immediately started a course of chemotherapy followed by a bone marrow transplant. Fortunately, he didn't have to look far for the perfect match.