South African rower Lawrence Brittain spoke out for this year’s World Lymphoma Awareness Day. It’s a disease the 26-year-old knows all too well.
Lawrence was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma in October 2015 after thinking he picked up a waterborne illness. He underwent six rounds of chemotherapy before getting the “all-clear” in February this year.
Not only did Lawrence beat the disease, he went on to win a silver medal in the Men’s Pairs event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio with his rowing partner Shaun Keeling.
World Lymphoma Awareness Day was September 15.
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