Army Reserve Soldier battles, wins cancer fight
Sgt. Antonio Wright, an Army Reserve water purification specialist and instructor with the 9th/108th Quartermaster Battalion, 1st Brigade, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment, Lt. Col. Mohandas Martin, 9th/108th Quartermaster Battalion commander and Command Sgt. Maj. John Yarborough, 9th/108th Quartermaster Battalion Command Sgt. Maj., attend the 2018 5K Foam Fest Apr. 7, 2018 at Lake Islands Resort in Buford, Ga., to celebrate Wright’s cancer recovery. On the civilian side, Wright works as a mental health technician at the Lighthouse Care Center in Augusta, Ga. Wright was diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called nasopharyngeal cancer on Oct. 25, 2017. Nasopharyngeal cancer is a cancer that starts in the nasopharynx, the upper part of the throat behind the nose and near the base of skull. The nasopharynx is the upper part of the throat that lies behind the nose. In most parts of the world, including the United States, there is less than one case of nasopharyngeal cancer for every 100,000 people each year. (U.S. Army Photo by Maj. Ebony Malloy, 94th Training Division-Force Sustainment Public Affairs Officer)