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CHAPEL HILL, NC.—Superior Court Judge Carl Fox is waging the fight of his life against blood cancer and searching desperately for a bone marrow donor. Thousands of people came forward offering to donate marrow to the Judge, but it was a letter from a man he helped put in prison that had the greatest impact on him.
Inspiring story from @WRALJulia: Inmate offers to help judge battling cancer: http://t.co/17sYfV8ix7 #wral pic.twitter.com/h7PGw2AL7o— WRAL NEWS in NC (@WRAL) September 3, 2015
Inspiring story from @WRALJulia: Inmate offers to help judge battling cancer: http://t.co/17sYfV8ix7 #wral pic.twitter.com/h7PGw2AL7o
"You were the District Attorney during the course of my trial," wrote Charles Alston, an inmate at the Franklin Correctional Center in Bunn. "I have since given my heart to Christ and [am] living for Him a changed man. There is no hatred or animosity in my heart towards you ... I know you are in need of a matching donor for bone marrow. I may or may not be a match, but would have been willing to make the sacrifice if needed."
Fox helped sentence Alston to a 25-year sentence for armed robbery, but Alston isn't angry with him. In fact, he believes that Fox helped save his life.
“I had a lot of hate for Mr. Fox because he sentenced me to so much time, but I come to church a lot," Alston said. "I found God. So, I thought maybe if I could do something for someone else, I'd do it.”
Alston is unable to be a donor, but hopes that he can meet Fox again someday so the two can pray together.
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