News Post | September 26th, 2014

BMX rider Paul Wassenaar returning to pro circuit after beating cancer

A little more than a year ago, a bowl of cereal and a turn of his head changed Paul Wassenaar, a professional BMX rider’s, life forever.

As he was spooning the cereal in his mouth, his father noticed something unusual on his neck: A lump, that on touch felt hard — the exact kind of lump that is every parent’s nightmare. After a trip to the doctor and then another doctor, the diagnosis came back: Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma — a diagnosis that would at least put a pause to his BMX career and leave him banned from the thing he’d been doing since he was a toddler: ride. With cancer behind him, Wassenaar is turning his focus back to the track now. He switched coaches to focus more on the Olympics. And he’s eating better — something that helped him put on weight and muscle not only when he was fighting cancer but after.
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