Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sport by Andrew MizzoniSurvivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sport by Andrew Mizzoni

Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sport

byAndrew Mizzoni

Paperback | April 30, 2019

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“I am sure all those who read about your journey will be inspired by your courage and strength.”
—Rick Hansen

co-author of Man in Motion

Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and Sports will take you on a rollercoaster ride through the life of a nine year old fighting for his life. Your emotions will be captivated as Andrew tells his own story, remaining courageous throughout years of hardships including fourteen months of chemotherapy, five weeks of radiation and numerous surgeries. After beating cancer, Andrew gets news that it is back and growing faster than ever. He has no choice but to undergo a radical exoneration surgery to remove the tumour and his left eye in the process. The surgery is a success and Andrew is ready to start living out his childhood again. And yet, Andrew’s cancer might be behind him, but the emotional pain still lingers on as he prepares to face more hardships during his teenage years. Andrew’s story has inspired people of all ages across North America. Take the journey through the eye of a cancer survivor.

Andrew Mizzoni is a childhood cancer survivor and philanthropist who has raised over half a million dollars for pediatric cancer research. Diagnosed with cancer when he was only nine years old, Andrew Mizzoni overcame the illness twice. He bravely accepted his treatments, surgeries, and the loss of his left eye with wisdom and maturity...
Title:Survivor: Overcoming Childhood Cancer through Faith, Family, and SportFormat:PaperbackDimensions:144 pages, 8.5 × 5.8 × 9 inPublished:April 30, 2019Publisher:Word Alive PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements ix
Foreword xi
Introduction xiii
Early Years 1
The Diagnosis 7
It’s Cancer 17
Radioactive Boy 33
Chemo Round #2 37
Remission 47
The Relapse 51

Radical Surgery 61
Road to Recovery 67
Singular Vision 73
Rewards and Scares 77
High School: Healthy But Not Cured 83
To College and Beyond 109
From a Sick Kid to a Healthy Man 113
Where I am Today 117
Conclusion 125
Helpful Links 127
About the Author 129

Editorial Reviews

“I am sure all those who read about your journey will be inspired by your courage and strength.” —Rick Hansenco-author of Man in Motion“Being a cancer survivor myself, I can partly understand what Andrew had to endure as a nine year old when his world was shattered by a rare form of cancer. But his jovial, happy-go-lucky attitude helped him tackle the challenge as a game, a game he was able to win with the help and mercy of God. Today Andrew is a very positive, successful entrepreneur. It’s a joy to have him and his wife Ono as members at New Life Church. A very inspiring read.”—Pastor Elio MarroccoLead Pastor at NewLife Church and author of Che Vedi“Members like Andrew, who have persevered in the face of adversity and who work toward bettering the lives of others, embody what it means to be a TREB member.” —Tim SyrianosToronto Real Estate Board President, 2017/2018“An inspiring, moving and courageous account that provides hope to others on their journey.” —Chris KotsopoulosCEO/Directeur general, Children's Wish Foundation of Canada “Survivor is the courageous story of an extraordinary boy named Andrew Mizzoni. Andrew embarked on a journey that no one could ever expect—one filled with fear and uncertainty—but also a journey filled with courage and hope.”—Marc CairaFormer President and CEO, Tim Hortons Inc."It’s not often you come across a young athlete who displays such quiet grace and inner fortitude in the face of immense personal hardship."—Marissa StapleyToronto Sun"This lad's strength should be an inspiration to anyone four, five or six times his age with half the problems."—John GardnerPresident, Greater Toronto Hockey League“Andrew’s quiet determination has inspired countless other young athletes – with cancer and without.”—Today’s Parent Magazine"Incredible as it sounds, he continued to play hockey while he underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment for cancer"—Lois KalchmanToronto Star"In my mind I will refer to you as a great Canadian."—Lane MacAdamDirector General, Sport Canada"A one-eyed goalie and cancer survivor who has inspired his team and his community."—Matthew SekeresOttawa Citizen"Consider Andrew Mizzoni the little goalie that could."—Todd SaelhofOttawa Sun“Andrew Mizzoni’s courageous and joyous life continues to inspire.”—Mariella PolicheniCorriere Canadese