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.
Read the full article here 

Featured image

More from the news

News

Reducing the Cost of College (FCL Sep. 15, 2021)

Derek DeLorenzo our education saving expert and senior director with UPROMISE shares tips on how to ...

News

Creative Ways to Start Saving for Your Child’s College

The cost of college is skyrocketing, and College Savings Month (recognized each September) was crea ...

News

Floridians Recognize the Importance of Higher Education to Our Future

Despite one of the nation’s lowest in-state tuition rates, many Floridians continue to struggle w ...