Against All Odds

Susan Miller Degnan | Jan. 6, 2013 | The Miami Herald

Arturo Martinez

Arturo Martinez was a sports-loving ninth grader at Belen Jesuit in Miami, pulling straight A’s while running cross-country and playing basketball, when doctors removed a golf ball-sized tumor near his jawline. Days later, the pathology report devastated his family: Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Stage 4.

The cancer had invaded his groin, armpits and both sides of his neck, and he faced a brutal regimen of chemotherapy and radiation.

But Martinez, being a 14-year-old kid, just wanted to know one thing: “Can I still play basketball?”

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 by Daily Domer Staff

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