75 year old David Mainse who founded Crossroads Christian Communications has been diagnosed with myelodysplastic syndrome (also known as smoldering leukemia) and is undergoing treatment.
Mainse is best known for Crossroads flagship show 100 Huntley Street.
Myelodysplastic syndrome: In myelodysplastic syndromes, the blood stem cells do not mature into healthy red blood cells, white blood cells, or platelets. The immature blood cells, called blasts, do not function normally and either die in the bone marrow or soon after they enter the blood. This leaves less room for healthy white blood cells, red blood cells, and platelets to develop in the bone marrow. When there are fewer blood cells, infection, anemia, or easy bleeding may occur.
Treatments include symptom relief, blood transfusions, bone marrow transplants, drugs and chemotherapy.
Mainse, who has been highly critical of blogs will be starting one of his own in June. 100words.ca will be devotions for his fans.