Angels Ethan Zohn and Gavin Robertson met in person for the first time to run the NYC marathon. Gavin, Ethan’s Survivor Angel, mentored him through his fight with a rare form of Hodgkin’s Lymphoma called CD-20. They had nearly identical treatment plans and now, after Gavin’s success, they can battle marathons together!
Hodgkin’s lymphoma, previously known as Hodgkin’s disease, is a type of lymphoma, which is a cancer originating from white blood cells called lymphocytes. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is one of two common types of cancers of the lymphatic system. The other type, non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, is far more common.
Read more at the National Cancer Institute.
Ethan Zohn, known as the winner of Survivor: Africa, is more than just a television personality. He co-founded Grassroot Soccer, a nonprofit organization that trains professional soccer players to teach African children, through a tailor-made curriculum, about HIV/AIDS prevention.
Diagnosed with Stage 2 Hodgkin’s disease in April, Ethan has been an advocate for cancer awareness, publishing inspirational quotes and videos of his treatment and more.
To add depth to his public battle against cancer, his long-time girlfriend, Jenna Morasca, has created Zohn’s illness for Fancast, which is a collection of topics ranging from the feelings of responsibility that comes with being a caregiver, alternate therapy and experiences with chemotherapy.
Take a peek at her blog and http://www.ezohn.com/ to learn more about their journey.