book report

book report - Rising Up From the Ashes Jared Restivo April...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–3. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Rising Up From the Ashes 1 Jared Restivo April 12, 2008 Rising Up From the Ashes Live strong . This has been the slogan that Lance Armstrong has lived by and promoted . It explains his mindset, his motivation, and his perseverance to triumph to win the Tour de France seven consecutive times . These victories, as well as the idea to ‘Live Strong’ all occurred following his near death bout with cancer . Like a phoenix rising up from the ashes, Lance Armstrong proved he could comeback with strength and power . In It’s Not About the Bike, not only did Lance Armstrong survive cancer, but he bettered his life in doing so . Lance Armstrong is a hero, a role model, and an inspiration to any and all . Lance Armstrong began his athletic career as a child prodigy in swimming . After a while, he converted to the triathlon, which is swimming, biking, and running, which he primarily excelled in the biking portion . Eventually he became a professional biker, but never was really successful . Then in 1996, he woke up one morning to find his testicle swollen “to the size of an orange” (Armstrong, p . 9) and sore to the touch. When he had it checked out, he discovered it was testicular cancer, and upon further testing, it appeared the cancer had a major metastasis, or transference via either blood or lymphatic vessels, to the lungs . Eventually, by the same means, the cancerous cells even entered
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Rising Up From the Ashes 2 his brain . His HCG levels, a hormone primarily found in pregnant women, were exponentially higher than they should have been, moving Armstrong into the worst prognosis category . Cancer and athletics do not mix; one cannot effectively succeed with both . Before the diagnosis, he had signed a two year, $2
Background image of page 2
Image of page 3
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 05/03/2008 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor Shaw during the Fall '07 term at Endicott.

Page1 / 6

book report - Rising Up From the Ashes Jared Restivo April...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 3. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online