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Wednesday, May 20, 2009


Ethan Zohn is Battling Cancer

"Survivor" champ Ethan Zohn has cancer. Zohn, who outlasted the competition to win "Survivor: Africa"in 2002, is undergoing chemotherapy for a rare form of Hodgkin's disease.
A spokeswoman for the CBS series, Lori DelliColli, confirmed Zohn's condition. The news was first reported by People magazine.
The former pro soccer player, known for his curly mop of hair, was diagnosed with stage-two Hodgkin's disease in late April, when a swollen lymph node was discovered beneath his collar bone and a mass located on the left side of his chest.
Then, last week, he began chemo treatments after being diagnosed with a less common type of the cancer that forms in the body's lymph system.

I had a chance to meet Ethan Zohn last Summer, when he passed through Rhode Island while dribbling a soccer ball from Foxborough to Washington, DC... part of a fundraiser for his GrassrootSoccer charity, which helps children in Africa with AIDS. He seemed like one of the nicest guys you could meet, and he was very sincere and committed to his cause.

I wish him a complete and quick recovery.

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