Thursday, September 11, 2008

Coming back strong

Lance Armstrong, the seven-times Tour de France winner is coming out of retirement in 2009 going to try and win an eighth victory to raise awareness about cancer. Armstrong is a cancer survivor, founder and chairman of the Lance Armstrong Foundation (LAF).

The Tour de France is the world's best-known bicycle race, is a 23-day, 21-stage road race usually covering more than 3,500 kilometres (2,200 mi). The route, which varies from year to year, traces a circuit around most areas of France.

You gotto know a bit about this amazingly strong person (true to his sirname). After winning two TdF, unfortunately on 1996 Armstrong was diagnosed with nonseminomatous testicular cancer. The cancer had already spread to his lungs, abdomen and brain. Armstrong, undergo an alternative chemotherapeutic regimen and underwent surgery on his brain tumors, which were found to be necrotic, and an orchiectomy to remove his diseased testicle. Armstrong comeback to TdF in 1998 and later won his next five consecutive TdF titles!

You cannot but to respect this fellow. I personally admire his courage to fight through in his personal live with the treacherous cancer treat and later fight through again and again in the world most difficult cycling events and proven strong. I can't imagine how much pain, suffering, sacrifices he gone through to 'win'. He has proven human spirit can really pull, push and breakthrough all sort of challenges come our way as long as we don't give up. God for one don't give up on us. Therefore we should not give up so easily (I am saying it to myself now).


joshua said...

Yes, man.

We should never give up, never give up, never ever give up.


cck said...

I don't know whether Armstrong is a Christian or not. But the way he raises up clearly demonstrate how much one can actually achieve. Most often than not we have underestimate God and ourselves.