Saturday, January 21, 2012

I Believed

On October 1, 1996, Lance Armstrong was one of the most successful professional cyclists in the world. He had won virtually every championship and had just signed a multi-million dollar contract. The next day he was diagnosed with stage four testicular cancer. The lethal cancer had metastasized to his lungs and brain. He had less than a 1% chance of survival.

But, Lance attacked cancer with the same tenacity and resolve that he brought to cycling. He received chemotherapy and then forced his weakened body to endure multi-day mountain races. He believed that his strenuous exercise was pushing away the cancer.

As you know, it worked. Lance's healing defied all odds. He went on to win the Tour de France in 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005, when he finally retired.

When Lance Armstrong was asked how he accomplished such an amazing feat, he said, "I believed."

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