Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sports

Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sports

by Andrew Mizzoni

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781486617111
Publisher: Word Alive Press
Publication date: 04/01/2019
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.31(d)

About the Author

Andrew Mizzoni is a childhood cancer survivor and philanthropist who has raised over half a million dollars for pediatric cancer research. Diagnosed with cancer when he was only nine years old, Andrew Mizzoni overcame the illness twice. He bravely accepted his treatments, surgeries, and the loss of his left eye with wisdom and maturity beyond his years. Andrew's story has not gone unnoticed: his story has been published in various publications across North America. He has received many awards and honours for his courage and fundraising efforts, including being named the Ontario Junior Citizen of the Year, Today's Parent magazine's Our Heroes winner, Agent of Change recipient and the recipient of the Next Generation award by the Canadian Italian Business and Professionals Association. To date, Andrew's foundation, the Andrew Mizzoni Cancer Research Fund, has raised approximately $500,000 to support pediatric cancer research at The Hospital for Sick Children. Today Andrew has a successful real estate business and continues to inspire people with his positive energy. When he is not working, Andrew enjoys spending time with his wife, reading, athletics, travelling, movies, and hosting family and friends.

Table of Contents

Contents

Acknowledgements ix

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii

ONE

Early Years 1

TWO

The Diagnosis 7

THREE

It’s Cancer 17

FOUR

Radioactive Boy 33

FIVE

Chemo Round #2 37

SIX

Remission 47

SEVEN

The Relapse 51

EIGHT

Radical Surgery 61

NINE

Road to Recovery 67

TEN

Singular Vision 73

ELEVEN

Rewards and Scares 77

TWELVE

High School: Healthy But Not Cured 83

THIRTEEN

To College and Beyond 109

FOURTEEN

From a Sick Kid to a Healthy Man 113

FIFTEEN

Where I am Today 117

Conclusion 125

Helpful Links 127

About the Author 129

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