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Posted by Dana Sparks (@danasparks) · Jun 4, 2014

Tennis Coach Aces Cancer

'Mayo 150 years serving humanity' 150th Sesquicentennial LogoA beloved tennis coach is diagnosed with metastatic kidney cancer and is given nine months to live. Six years later he continues to coach college tennis and participate in the Tennis and Life Camp he founded with his wife decades ago. His treatment at Mayo Clinic included chemotherapy, high dose radiation and surgery. He lives life to the fullest even though he lives with cancer.  [TRT  3:03]

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This is a special report produced for the Mayo Clinic 150th Anniversary Collection of Stories. To view other stories and learn about Mayo Clinic's sesquicentennial, please click here.




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