Lance was one of the reasons I got my life back, hearing his story motivated me in so many ways. Cancer is far worse than diabetes, diabetics are lucky we have total control over our disease. Cancer is not as forgiving, sometimes a patient with cancer will get the drugs and treatment they need but in the end they will lose the battle. When I was at my lowest point I thought things couldn't be worse, I thought of lance and how close to death he was and how he fought back and ended up being one of the most successful cyclists ever. At that moment I dedicated myself to being the Lance Armstrong of diabetes. I would never achieve what he had on the bike but I knew I could get diabetes the awareness that cancer has gotten because of Lance.
When I got an alert on my phone last night that Lance Armstorng was all but giving up his fight that he was innocent of doping my heart sank. Here is a man that has raised awareness for cancer, saved lives and done so much for so many and all people will talk about is how he cheated in cycling. Is it right that he cheated, am I angry that he caught? No, but I look at it like major league baseball. Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, and Barry Bonds all broke home run records with the help of steroids but they also saved baseball!! People seem to let those three men get away with cheating but lance saved American cycling and helped millions of cancer patients. What I'm asking is that people don't forget what he has done for cancer. You can call him whatever you want when you talk about him as a cyclist. But this is a man that has been one deaths doorstep and has fought back and that has done more good in fifteen years post cancer than many people will do in a lifetime. Cheater or not I will always be a supporter of Lance Armstrong and the Livestrong foundation.