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|"I think that
the illness is a good thing in some ways. I wouldn't want to do it
again. But the time away from cycling and the time to think about
what's really important in life was great. I've come back with a
new perspective and a whole new list of priorities."- Lance
Armstrong after his July, 1999 victory in the 86th Tour de France.
In 1996, he was diagnosed with with testicular cancer and
was told by doctors it had spread to his lungs and brain. He had
surgery to remove a testicle and lesions from his brain and
underwent months of chemotherapy. Today, his doctors say there is
a tiny chance the cancer will return. See also: the Lance
Armstrong Foundation & Lance
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|"I know that
the outcome is in God's hands, but with God's help and with your
continued prayers, I know that I will have the strength to do His
In my life I have tried to ease the suffering of
others through the Walter
Payton Foundation. I now hope that I can turn the negative of
being afflicted with this liver condition into the positive of
being able to raise awareness for organ donation."
Excerpt from a "Personal Statement from
Walter Payton," by the late Walter Payton, former Chicago Bears running back.