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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“I am sure all those who read about your journey will be inspired by your courage and strength.”

—Rick Hansen

co-author of Man in Motion

Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sports will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the life of a nine year old fighting for his life. Your emotions will be captivated as Andrew tells his own story, remaining courageous throughout years of hardships including fourteen months of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and numerous surgeries. After beating cancer, Andrew gets news that it is back and growing faster than ever. He has no choice but to undergo a radical exoneration surgery to remove the tumour and his left eye in the process. The surgery is a success and Andrew is ready to start living out his childhood again. And yet, Andrew’s cancer might be behind him, but the emotional pain still lingers on as he prepares to face more hardships during his teenage years. Andrew’s story has inspired people of all ages across North America. Take the journey through the eye of a cancer survivor.

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


Acknowledgements ix

Foreword xi

Introduction xiii


Early Years 1


The Diagnosis 7


It’s Cancer 17


Radioactive Boy 33


Chemo Round #2 37


Remission 47


The Relapse 51


Radical Surgery 61


Road to Recovery 67


Singular Vision 73


Rewards and Scares 77


High School: Healthy But Not Cured 83


To College and Beyond 109


From a Sick Kid to a Healthy Man 113


Where I am Today 117

Conclusion 125

Helpful Links 127

About the Author 129

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