Morgan Trokey was diagnosed with thyroid cancer in the 7th grade at just 12 years old. He went on to beat cancer and return to school just in time for his final football game where he celebrated a three-touchdown victory.
After high school, Trokey was recruited to play college football and continued to be cancer-free.
He is now about to graduate from Missouri State’s Doctor of Nursing Practice Program and is eager to help others.
“Now in the midst of this pandemic situation, I was fortunate enough to be hired by Mercy Hospital Springfield as a nurse practitioner and cannot wait to get to care for the community that has cared so much for me. I graduate May 15th but will plan to return to walk during the next available commencement,” said Trokey.
The Springfield News-Leader did two stories celebrating Trokey beating cancer and going on to play college football. He shared laminated copies that document his victories.
Trokey received many letters from people around the community expressing thanks and how his story has helped them personally.
Trokey’s sister, Tarah Freeman, is also a Missouri State graduate. She is currently a Physician Assistant working on the front lines in Portland, OR.
The School of Nursing would like to congratulate Morgan Trokey on his continued health and upcoming graduation.
We are proud of all our students and their eagerness to get out and make a difference.