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Remission Ball with Alfredo Axtmeyer

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Remission Ball with Alfredo Axtmeyer

Mel sits down with Alfredo Axtmeyer, cancer survivor and founder of Remission Ball. Remission Ball started when founder and cancer survivor Alfredo sent a ball to his friend, Ethan Zohn, winner of Survivor Africa, who was in the midst of a battle with cancer. He used the ball to visualize himself getting stronger and stronger. He inspired Alfredo to create Remission Ball so that everyone could draw strength from their own Remission Ball.

Alfredo tells us about how he drew strength from soccer during his trearment, and how you can give someone battling cancer a remission ball or puck.

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A Remission Ball is a symbolic and physical representation of hope and health through the power of sport. All of us, at some time in our life have played or watched a sport. Sport teaches us discipline, teamwork and dedication. Sport gives us health, hope, happiness and courage. Whether we realize it or not, sports are more than just games. Sports and their life-lessons impact our character and can be especially helpful during a health crisis. 

On the field we learn how to beat our opponent. In the hospital we learn how to beat our illness. Each Remission Ball is a symbolic and physical representation of hope and the life skills sport instilled in us to help us beat cancer. 

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About Mel Majoros:

Mel Majoros, currently in remission, was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2007.  On a lucky break after her cancer surgery she was offered a job as a producer on a local talk sports show in Michigan where she advocates about cancer and other health related topics.  During that time she started blogging and her blog www.Thecancerwarrior.blogspot.com has been named one of the top ten breast cancer blogs by blogs.com.  She brings a unique perspective to being a survivor, always keeping a positive attitude and an athletes mentality for dealing with cancer and survivorship. Prior to working in radio Mel was a 10 year veteran of the television industry working on such shows as Walker, Texas Ranger and Crossing Jordan.