OPEA Leader Fights Lymphoma

Long-time OPEA Chapter Leader Sergeant James Kroth has been diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Kroth, a Department of Corrections employees, will be undergoing treatment and is optimistic he can beat the disease.

Kroth currently serves as the Cal Hobson Chapter president.

“James is an amazing leader and a true believer in OPEA,” said OPEA Deputy Director Scott Barger. “He loves the Association and loves people. I know the folks around the association who know him will want to reach out and encourage him.”

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that originates in the body’s disease-fighting lymphatic system, and is far more common than the related but distinct Hodgkin’s.

“I spoke with James and he is upbeat and ready to take on this new challenge,” Barger said. “He continues to work when he can and has no plans to change his role at OPEA or with the Department of Corrections.

Members may contact him on Facebook or by emailing him at jameskroth@yahoo.com

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