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Cancer patient dresses up like toilet paper roll for treatment

Mike and Stacie Johnson continue to keep spirits high during treatment with festive costumes.

ATLANTA — Mike Johnson is not getting out much. Having cancer, he has to take extra precautions in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

“The only time I went out of the house really a bit just to come to my treatments. So trying to as hard as it is just trying to live smart during this time until the virus thing's over,” said Mike.

So Mike’s wife, Stacie, gets creative. She transforms treatment time with costumes. Mike has been everything from Axel Rose to a Starbucks latte.

“ I get it here and I'm hooked up and I can't run away from her. And then she reveals my costumes,” said Mike.

On a roll with ideas, Stacie decided Mike should be what we all need most right now, toilet paper.

“The nurses thought it was perfect. Good timing. And they all had a good laugh with us. That's our goal,” said Stacie.

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“ Open yourself up to opportunities to be helped or help somebody else. And we'll get through this together. And we've gone through a lot before in the past and we'll get through it again,” said Mike.

Mike told 11Alive his treatments are going well, and he has a PET scan scheduled for next week.

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