The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA


August 3, 2012

Dave Burns’ cancer fight enters another round

SELINSGROVE — It’s not at all surprising that David Burns, who taught the Korean traditional martial art, Tae Kwon Do, at his Selinsgrove studio for 25 years, would also be disciplined and strong of spirit.

But now, as the 56 year-old faces his fourth bone marrow transplant — needed because of his ongoing battle with Acute Myelogeonous Leukemia — he’s needed that inner strength more than ever to get him through yet another round of debilitating chemotherapy.

Burns, who has always been an active community member, now needs the community to help him the some expenses incurred by this very costly operation.

On Aug. 25, there will be a David Burns Transplant Fund Bone Marrow Drive & Yard Sale — 8 a.m.-3 p.m., at Faith United Methodist Church, Sunbury. About three weeks after that, on Sept. 15, the Sunbury Elks Club will hold a David Burns Transplant Fund Zumbathon, 10 a.m.

Burns has been fighting his battle with this most aggressive form of cancer for the past 20 years; this latest transplant will to take place hopefully at the end of this month, according to his wife, Pamela.

“A donor has already been chosen,” she said Friday. “We are just waiting for Dave to recover from his second round of chemo.”

For more details, see Saturday’s edition of The Daily Item.

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