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Illus. Dave Dravecky

In his 7th year as MLB pitcher for the San Fran Giants, a cancerous tumor was discovered in Dave’s pitching arm. The next years were a whirlwind of surgery, radiation, pain and depression, all in the glaring light of the media. Eventually, Dave’s arm was amputated to stop the spread of the cancer and save his life.


When I look back over my cancer battle and see all I’ve learned from other people who have suffered, all I’ve experienced of other people’s love, all God has shown me of his mercy and comfort, all the encouragement my small measure of suffering has given to others, I think: If I’d have continued on as a ballplayer and missed that, now that would have been a tragedy.

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