12 Sep '17, 9pm

Former Army Ranger fights Hurricane Harvey, cancer and a burst appendix:

Former Army Ranger fights Hurricane Harvey, cancer and a burst appendix:

OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (Tribune News Service) — Former Army Ranger and soon-to-be Oklahoma City oil law attorney Matt Meloni wouldn't let a burst appendix, cancer treatment and wading through waist-high floodwaters and raw sewage keep him from reaching a Houston hospital. Meloni was in Houston preparing for prostate cancer surgery when Hurricane Harvey struck the city, deluging the area with record flooding. The surgery was scheduled for Aug. 28, which was also his sixth wedding anniversary and his third daughter's due date. Knowing that Hurricane Harvey was on its way, Meloni bought plenty of food and iodine. "You don't need to stock up on gallons of water when you have iodine and know how to use it," he said. He had a stomach ache when he went to bed, but he blamed it on a heavy meal. By morning, however, he was in severe pain and felt confused, a common sign of poison fro...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/former-army-ranger-fights-hurrica...

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