Back when I was in elementary school, my Uncle Ted was diagnosed with a genetic cancer in his spine. He experienced pain in his lower back every time he would sit, which was a sign that something was wrong.
After he was diagnosed, he went to Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York City for a major surgery. He had a main back bone removed, along with a few vertebrae and the cancerous tumor. He was told that he would never be able to run again. Running is a major part of his life. My Uncle Ted is a marathon runner, and it was very difficult to hear such news.
However, he proved the doctors wrong. With his strength and determination, he was back on the running course in no time. My Uncle Ted is definitely an inspiration for myself and a lot of people who are told that they can’t do something because of a certain condition. He has proved that anything is possible when you put your mind to it, and that is something I will always admire him for.
Uncle Ted has a great sense of humor, a caring heart, and a strong will to beat the odds. I’m very luck to call him my uncle and to have him in my life. Keep being a Trooper Uncle Ted! I love you!
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