Found March 05, 2013 on The Sports Bank:
Even the most physically fit of us are vulnerable to the worst of health. That’s why the list of cancer survivor athletes keep growing. It’s a grim reality- cancer is all around us. It seems like everyone has someone close to him or her who’s been stricken with this illness. However, on the plus side, we also know that cancer survivors walk among us; many from the proverbial arena of professional sports. NHL legend Mario Lemieux from the Pittsburgh Penguins is the first that comes to mind. In recent years, a cadre of Boston athletes have been hit by the plague of the 20th century all the same time: Boston Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester, New England Patriots rookie OL Marcus Cannon and Boston College star LB Mark Herzlich, now with the New York Giants. All are cancer survivor athletes today. As of last night, I am in remission for the third time, Hodgkin’s Lymphoma is now gone from my body! Let’s hope the 3rd time’s a charm as this is my third battle with the illness; hopefully the last....

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