A well known Grand Junction businessman made a huge announcement yesterday. After years of battling leukemia, he is proud to report "Mission Accomplished."

Dan Welsh, the owner/operator of a Grand Junction-based coffee roasting and wholesale business, Colorado Legacy, has 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. The entire crew has anxiously awaited this report from Dan.

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, Dan reports three consecutive bone marrow biopsies with no leukemia. 

Via Facebook, Dan states:

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

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.

In the meantime, the Welsh family continue to support several non-profits. Colorado Legacy has been involved in numerous campaigns over the years.

I don't know about you, but I'm long overdue for some good news. Here lately all I've received is devastating news, and people are lining up to bring it to me. With that, I leave you with this, going back, oh, about 36 years.