LAKE ORION, Mich. – If there were two words that best described his predicament, Anthony Bevin would have used “desperate” and “dire.”
“I felt bad,” Bevin said. “I don’t know if you’ve ever been in a situation where you’re desperate and you feel like there’s no hope. I felt like my body was dying.”
In a span of a year around the 2016-17 time frame, Bevin found out he was HIV positive and in the early stages of anal cancer
If that weren’t enough, he experienced the “worst flu of his life” and had only 23 T cells.
The body needs between 500 and 1,600 T cells per cubic millimeter of blood to properly maintain the immune system.
Doctors recommended chemotherapy, but Bevin offered another solution.