INDIAN TRAIL – Mayor Michael Alvarez will seek chemotherapy treatment next week to shrink two tumors in his lungs. This comes a few weeks after Alvarez had his arm amputated.
“I will get through this,” Alvarez wrote to citizens on the town’s Facebook page. “It’s treatable, but there is a long road ahead. My plan is to fight and defeat the cancer so that someday it is nothing but a bad memory. Your love and prayers are appreciated and always have been.”
Alvarez doesn’t think treatment will affect his duties as mayor.
“I may have lost an arm, but I will never lose my sense of humor,” he wrote.