This link says that approxiametly 1.4 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year. I was watching ESPN this morning, and a story about John Challis came on. It talked about how he was diagnosed with cancer two years ago. He really loved to play sports before he was diagnosed. With the cancer, he could no longer play the sports he wanted to. Before he was diagnosed, he had always been afraid to play baseball. He was constantly getting hit by the ball. So, he gave up. However, after he was diagnosed with cancer, he said that he wnated to play again. He got one pinch hit appearance.... hit got an RBI single-on a fastball. There are so many other stories like this out there. Sports are just one of mnay things that encourage people to keep going in the midst of hard times. The link(s) to the Challis story are below.
http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08133/881138-61.stm (this is a follow up)
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