This Grand Junction businessman just reached the most amazing milestone anyone could ever hope for. After a lengthy cancer battle, he's now celebrating being two years cancer free.

You probably recognize this gentleman. More than likely you've been to his place of business. If not, you've certainly seen him at Grand Junction area events.

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You probably recognize this person.

Dan Welsh, the owner/operator of a Grand Junction-based coffee roasting and wholesale business, Colorado Legacy, endured years of treatment for leukemia. Here at the studio, we aren't customers of Colorado Legacy, we're fans. We enjoy it every day.

Two years ago, Dan's significant other and business partner Roni made the announcement that Dan was cancer free. In addition, it seems April 10 is also Dan's birthday.

Lengthy battle.

Over the last few years, Dan has endured:

  • 92 days inpatient at Huntsman Cancer Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah
  • 419 days outpatient at the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Seattle, Washington
  • 3 episodes of Septic Shock
  • 9 days in the intensive care unit at Community Hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado
  • 2 Bone Marrow transplants
  • 24 and counting bone marrow biopsies
  • countless infusions of chemotherapy
  • numerous transfusions of red blood cells and platelets

As of July 23, 2019, Dan reported three consecutive bone marrow biopsies with no leukemia.

Taking it to social media.

Via Facebook, Dan states:

My journey has finally transitioned to create a new normal in my life. I AM HOME😊😊😊

Big fans of this gentleman's local business.

Like I say, most people I know, certainly the crew at the station, are absolute fans of Colorado Legacy. Whenever gift-giving season rolls around, we typically send friends and relatives coffee from this roaster.

Each Christmas I send a couple of pounds of their coffee to friends of mine in Oregon. Oddly, my friends in Oregon are owners of a drive-thru coffee business, The Human Bean. Even with their own shop, they look forward to receiving coffee from Grand Junction.

Ready for some good news.

I don't know about you, but I'm long overdue for some good news. I suspect we all are. When I shared the news last year regarding Dan's cancer-free diagnosis, it seemed appropriate to share a song that fit the occasion. Given the world's present situation, it seems this song is just as appropriate now as it was a year ago.

Congratulations, Dan. Happy anniversary. I'm looking forward to celebrating your 2nd year cancer free. Until then, keep cranking out the magnificent coffee.

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