Tag: cancer

Lance Armstrong Admits Doping

What’s best? An honest liar or a fake hero? This question has been floating in my head since doping allegations towards American cyclist and olympic winner, Lance Armstrong were presented.

As a motivational project I have been watching some Youtube video about people who lost everything or who were put in hopeless situations and beside all of that, they could achieve their goals. Lance Armstrong was a member of that list, with a picture when he was diagnosed with testicular cancer and an after photo when he was winning the Tour of France.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey, former cyclist Lance Armstrong admitted doping allegations.

During an interview with Oprah Winfrey the former face of the Livestrong Foundation has admitted  the use of performance-enhancing drugs. A crowded group of reporters waited for the interview to take place  in Armstrong home in Austin, Texas. An insider revealed to the media that the Texan cyclist confessed his drug abuse and that even he had an emotional reunion with the Livestrong staff where he expressed his apologies and encouraged them to keep working for cancer survivors.

Lance Armstrong Case has involved economic, social, cultural, ethical, legal and even hollywood aspects. This confession put Armstrong on an easy target for a lawsuit rain. Former sponsors, angel investors and even newspapers have started the legal economical actions towards the cyclist so they can receive their money back for investing on an athlete that has been erased from the books.

After his Tour de France winnings, Armstrong reputation was equally compared with a movie star. Jogging with Matthew Macconaughey, dating Kate Hudson, celebrated by Russell Crowe and even doing a cameo on the film “You, Me & Dupree” (what a terrible movie).

There are no winners in the closure on this case. I feel like I have to insult Lance Armstrong for publicly denying the drug accusations, and at the same time I feel the need to applaude Union Cyclist International (UCI) and the U.S Anti-doping Agency (USADA) for their consistent and dedicated work so the truth can come out. I can now understand why the President of the UCI, Pat McQuaid stated “Armstrong has no place in cycling”.

The worst part is that the story of overcoming cancer and having the commitment and determination to be the best athlete in your campus have to be erased for being a lie. Let’s hope this is spiritual signal that a new hero must be celebrated.

Brooke Burke Thyroid Cancer Has Been Removed

On November 8, we presented the video uploaded by “Dancing with the stars” co-host Brooke burke confirming she had been diagnosed with thyroid cancer, well former Wild Onhost has followed the appropriate surgical procedure and heavy charged medical treatment resulting with the removal of the cancer from her system.

Brooke Burke Thyroid Cancer was finally removed.

For a complete recovery, Burke started her treatment with a undetermined retirement from any labour, following a thyroidectomy on December 5, keeping up with the prescribed medicine and updating a journal blog about the disease.

I just got the results back from all of my tests and great news – the thyroid cancer has been removed from my body and all my lymph nodes are clear. So I’m hoping that this is the end of the story. Woohoo!!! And thank GOD!” Brooke Burke wrote on her ModernMom.com blog.

This life experience have given Burke a new fresh perspective on life. ”I’ve never been one to take life for granted and it sounds so cliché to say it, but this whole thyroid experience has given my family such a scare that it seems to have brought us all closer,” she said.

John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John Together Again After 35 Years

Almost 35 years after “Grease” actors John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John return to the spotlight thanks to Music Video “I Think You Might Like It”. The Christmas themearound the song is one of the aspects that has caused this video gone viral.

Olivia Newton-John and John Travolta.

35 years ago, John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John made everyone dance with the Movie Musical “Grease”. Year has past, and each one of them turn separate ways.

John Travolta took the acting train and with the years he has become a well positioned actor in the film industry with majestic performances in “Saturday Night Fever”, “Pulp Fiction”, “Get Shorty”, “The General’s Daughter” and “Hairspray”.

Meanwhile, Olivia Newton-John took the singing train. The british singer scaled on the American Music Industry with singles like “Have you ever been mellow?” and “Physical”, this last one stay for 10 weeks in the number 1 position on Billboard. The singer had a notorious performance on Tv show Glee next to character Sue Sylvester portrayed by actress Jane Lynch, the two of them perform a new version of Newton-John hit “Physical”.

Both of them had to live very dramatic episodes on their lives. In 1992 Newton-John was diagnosed with breast cancer, the disease that forced her to cancel an upcoming tour, and put her through drastic measures for her health. She is now a cancer survivor and activist fighting pro-treatment and prevention of breast cancer.  We can talk about the allegations about Travolta’s gay rumors, but nothing can compare to the tragedy the actor lived in 2009. While traveling with his family in The Bahamas, John Travolta’s son, Jett had a seizure in the bathtub and died. The actor latest confirmed his son had autism and the Kawasaki disease which was discovered as an infant. Jett had a history of previous seizures.

Why are we exploring in Travolta’s and Newton-John life? Because the music video you can watch at the end of the post, has had many opinions of being mediocre and low budget. And it is true, when you watch it, you can see an unprepared choreography, bad acting from the extras and the cliche scene from the meeting at the airport. But, in the other hand, there are facts that overcome the quality of the video.

The budget for the video was $12,000 invested by both of the actors. All the proceeds coming from the sale of the album “This Christmas: John Travolta & Olivia Newton-John” will be destined to Jett Travolta Foundation and Olivia Newton-John Cancer and Wellness Centre in Melbourne, Australia.



 

Brooke Burke Diagnosed with Thyroid Cancer

Through a honest but distressing video uploaded on Youtube, “Dancing with the stars” co-host Brooke Burke confirms, she has cancer.

You may remember Burke from her days as the host from the E! Entertainment tv show, “Wild On“;  she is now revealing her truth before anyone else.

Brooke Burke during her video “Cancer. Me?”

During the summer, Brooke Burke has been submitted under several tests and researches after a biopsy study. At first the result presented as atypical, which means that doctor couldn’t confirm if the nodules were cancerous or benign. After a second opinion, it was confirmed that Brooke Burke had thyroid cancer and that she needed a thyroid surgery and a thyroidectomy. Her surgeries has been already booked.

The crazy part is that according to Bruke words, she feels amazing, she has never felt better before, and this was found out during a regular physical.

Behind a layer of a harsh situation, Brooke Burke describes herself as a promising good patient, that now can talk about the issue. Even though she can’t control her body, she will fight through this and all is gonna be good.

Just for the record, the word “cancer” may scare you but there is another TV star that had to deal with this same situation on 2008 and her name is Sofia Vergara.