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For this former USC basketball star, NHL (not hockey) became a life mission
LA TIMES writer Jerry Crowe captured this poignant story about a former basketball star for the University of Southern California. His NBA playing career was cut short by Non Hodgkin's Lymphoma, but he has reached the ripe age of 69 despite the trials and travails of managing the disease for virtually his entire adult lifetime.
Former USC basketball star John Rudometkin continues to fight on — for his life
John Rudometkin, a two-time All-American who led USC to its last outright conference title in men's basketball, walks alongside his wife, Carolyn, at his home in Newcastle, Calif. (Robert Durell / For The Times / May 6, 2010)
A two-time All-American for the Trojans in the early 1960s, Rudometkin survived a bout with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma that derailed his NBA career. Now, at 69, the long-term aftereffects of the treatments that saved him are threatening his life.
ACOR▶ a large collection of cancer-related online email lists, which has delivered millions of email messages to subscribers across the globe. https://goo.gl/mjrQ77
An INTRANET is a private network accessible only to an organization's staff or members. Generally a wide range of information and services from the organization's internal IT systems are available that would not be available to the public from the Internet. By function, ACORis an INTRANETsite.
When a #Canswerist (aka cancer survivor or caregiver) looks to begin or extend research for their diagnosis (DX), the world wide web (or internet) is a logical starting points. Typically, such a search may lead to discovery on a range of INTRANETS.
canswerist.comcanswersite.com#CANSWERISTS (aka cancer survivors or caregivers for same) have numerous social media locations to follow on Facebook and other popular sites. Sometimes, I engage the contributors of posts with a comment about my own experience and what follows is an example of such an encounter.
My almost more than 5,000 followers on social media and blogs know very well that my major attraction to social media and microblogging had its origins with my 2006 DX with mantle cell lymphoma. This medium proved to be the best way to communicate my treatment progress during these last dozen years. For a native Floridian with family members residing coast-to-coast, blogs and social media are a godsend for communication.
Thanks to everyone who offered time to read and comment here. Truly, I don't know what the posts have done for you, but your presence has been helpful to me. Of course, the content reaches well beyond social media with more than 5,000 followers on a family of…