Summer of Survival: Frank Kelly, Kelly & Associates Insurance Group Inc | A Center Maryland / Smart CEO Partnership

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Frank Kelly, CEO of Kelly & Associates Insurance Group (KAIG), remembers the day when Charles Alden McCullough (C.A.M.) Wagner, vice president of the company and a married father of three young children, was diagnosed with leukemia/lymphoma. It was November 2008, and Wagner, who was 36 years old at the time, had just returned from a sales trip. During a company meeting, he told Kelly he wasn’t feeling well. “He said, ‘I’m just wiped out. I don’t have the energy I used to,’” Kelly says. The next day, Wagner’s doctor told him that something was wrong with his blood count. He had to go to Johns Hopkins Hospital immediately. There, he learned that he had blastic plasmacytoid dendritic cell neoplasm, formerly known as natural killer cell leukemia/lymphoma. He stayed at the hospital for the next 30 days while receiving intense chemotherapy. Read Entire Profile

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