Cancer Type – Brain
Bio – The American Figure Skater that has captured the hearts of many, is facing his third brain tumor.
Short Story – Olympic Gold Medalist in figure skating, Scott Hamilton will always be known for his signature move, the backflip. His talent earned him an induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame in 1990, and was the gold medal in the 1984 Winter Olympics.
His charisma is unlike any other, and possibly why we are all drawn to his story. Hamilton battled testicular cancer in 1997, a brain tumor in 2004, a second brain tumor in 2010, only to receive a third brain tumor diagnosis in 2016.
“Last round, in 2010, I told Tracie, ‘God doesn’t owe me a day. I’m good. Whatever’s next is next,'” Scott said. “The blessings keep coming because we allow them and we ask for them.””I choose to truly—in everything that we do—celebrate life,” said Hamilton, who founded the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation for cancer research.
In April of 2017, Hamilton revealed to People Magazine thaWt his third brain tumor had reduced in size without treatment.
Hamilton’s secret to life in contagious, from his attitude to his smile, he enjoys every day as a gift. His advice for facing adversity, get as many opinions as you can, so you know exactly what you are facing.
His third tumor was found during a routine check-up. He lost his mother to cancer, but holds on to the belief his outcome will be much different.
Thank you for being the courage many need to emulate, and for giving back through your foundation Scott.
Website – https://scottcares.org/
Image Credits – Image credit to Jason Myers and AARP the magazine.
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|Country represented||United States|
|Born||August 28, 1958 (age 58), Bowling Green, Ohio|
|Former coach||Don Laws, Carlo Fassi, Pierre Brunet|
|Skating club||Philadelphia SC & HS|
|Representing United States|
|Men’s Figure skating|
|Gold Medal – First Place, 1984 Sarajevo||Men’s singles|
|Gold Medal – First Place, 1981 Hartford||Men’s singles|
|Gold Medal – First Place, 1982 Copenhagen||Men’s singles|
|Gold Medal – First Place, 1983 Helsinki||Men’s singles|
|Gold Medal – First Place, 1984 Ottawa||Men’s singles|