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Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community

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October 14th 2014:Danny Jacobs- The Miracle Man

Who can forget the image of boxer Danny Jacobs standing in the ring, hands raised in victory, cheered on by thousands at the Barclays Center having just become the WBA middleweight champion? This alone is not what makes the moment notable. In 2011, Danny was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma. It caused partial paralysis of his legs and damaged nerves in his spine. Doctors didn’t know if he would ever walk again. Danny is not just a WBA champion, he’s also the first cancer survivor to win a boxing championship.

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Danny Jacobs

Danny grew up in the Brownsville section of Brooklyn, NY. Known as "The Wasteland". This is one of the toughest neighborhoods in the area. Having an older brother and living in Brownsville made fights a part of everyday life for him. Danny started boxing when he was 15. As a highly touted amateur boxing prospect, he was an alternate for the USA Olympic Boxing Team for the 2008 Beijing Olympics. During his amateur career, Jacobs won four New York Golden Gloves championships. In 2007, he officially went pro, signing with two of the most influential figures in boxing: Al Haymon (Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s manager) and Oscar De la Hoya's Golden Boy Promotions. in 2011, Danny was diagnosed with a
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/965/frankly-speaking-about-cancer-with-the-cancer-support-community 20/11/2017 02:00 20/11/2017 03:00 Frankly Speaking About Cancer with the Cancer Support Community https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/965/frankly-speaking-about-cancer-with-the-cancer-support-community Who can forget the image of boxer Danny Jacobs standing in the ring, hands raised in victory, cheered on by thousands at the Barclays Center having just become the WBA middleweight champion? This alone is not what makes the moment notable. In 2011, Danny was diagnosed with a rare and aggressive bone cancer called osteosarcoma. It caused partial paralysis of his legs and damaged nerves in his spine. Doctors didn’t know if he would ever walk again. Danny is not just a WBA champion, he’s also the first cancer survivor to win a boxing championship. VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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