Monday, October 5, 2009

I cried watching ESPN's College Game Day

That's right....this past Saturday College Game Day brought me to tears. Why?

Because of this truly inspirational player:

Mark Herzlich: "Boston College's linebacker finished his junior year a star." He finished as the ACC definisive player of the year. He was projected to be a top 5 draft pick for 2010. In the spring of 2009, Mark went to the doctor with a pain in his leg. Mark's life was turned upside down on May 12, 2009 when he was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a rare, malignant bone cancer ( But I didn't cry because of his disease, I cried because of his fight. Through all the chemotherapy and radiation, he never stopped working out or supporting his team. He is on the sideline at every game, he attends every meeting, and he keeps praying to be on the team again.

"When I picture beating cancer...the end result is me running out of the tunnel with the team behind me...with the crowd being as loud as I've ever heard it..." -Mark

On Saturday, Mark announced that the doctor is 99% sure he is cancer free. After surgery to repair his left leg, Mark hopes to rejoin his team. This story is truly inspirational and if you missed the interview, you should definitely take the time to watch it on ESPN.
Absolutely amazing..... I wish I could be more like him.

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