Coach Smith receives good news in biopsy results
According to a post by the Facebook page Prayers for Coach Doug Smith, Appomattox Raiders varsity football head coach Doug Smith received negative test results from a recent biopsy -- which is a positive development. 
 
In late 2020, Smith was diagnosed with multiple myeloma, a cancer of plasma cells. Smith did not coach the Raiders in the 2020/21 season while undergoing treatment but has been back on the sidelines this fall. 
 
The entire Facebook post from Oct. 19 reads as follows: 
 
GOOD NEWS ALERT! Coach Smith received his biopsy results today. They were NEGATIVE! The plasma cells failed to show any signs of abnormal cells or increase in plasma cells.
 
Let’s all take a moment this evening to praise the Lord for His Healing Hands! Doug’s journey began about a year ago from now. Isn’t it amazing to see what God can do? On behalf of the Smith family, THANK YOU for your love, prayers, and support. You have been an army, and for that, we are all so grateful. 
 
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