Former Lafayette City-Parish Councilman Kenneth Boudreaux has announced he's cancer-free.
In a Facebook post yesterday, Boudreaux, who continues to be active in civic activities and hosts a radio show, said his doctor said he is in remission and is cancer-free.
"Today I'm very, very, happy, emotional, just so joyful that I can tell you that (his doctor) put me in remission, and he says my body is free of cancer," said Boudreaux, who had tears in his eyes. "Amen, praise God. I want to come and thank each of you. I give all the glory to God, I give all the praise to God for this journey. I am very grateful to my doctors... I want to thank them, but I want to especially thank you, the public, the people, the prayer warriors, the messages, the visits, the gifts, the encouragement. Because I could not have done this without you. As happy as I am, I would not be able to sleep tonight if I did not come to you and say thank you. Thank you, thank you, thank you."
Boudreaux said he had hoped to lose 100 pounds when he was diagnosed, and while he didn't meet that goal, he has lost 70 pounds and continues to work on that. He said he's also working to get his bone strength back and to get his white blood cell count up.
Boudreaux said cancer has touched his family, and some members weren't as lucky as he is. He lost his niece, his mother and his father to cancer.
Here's the post:
Boudreaux talked to us a couple of years ago, when he was diagnosed. To see that interview, click here.