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Winning Survivor to fighting cancer w/ Ethan Zohn (1 of 2)

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When we go through struggle in life, we often don't imagine having it broadcast to the general public, but this is precisely what came about for Ethan Zohn - former soccer pro-turned-reality TV star, who won the third season of the uberpopular show Survivor, which was broadcast to millions worldwide. Shot in Africa, the show brought about some familiarity to Ethan, as he had played soccer in Zimbabwe and later went on to co-found Grassroot Soccer, an organization that uses the game to educate children in Africa about HIV and AIDS. "Until you actually go get tested, you won't know if you are HIV positive," says Ethan. He became even more accustomed to public speaking about serious diseases after being diagnosed in 2009 with Hodgkin's lymphoma, a rare type of cancer. "Everyone goes through cancer alone, and everyone goes through it differently."

 

In the 10th episode of SRO Conversations, Ethan talks about his life experiences including what he gained from being on Survivor, and what he did to win. From surviving Survivor, to battling cancer, Ethan shares how all of these experiences have affected his attitude towards life. 

 

Watch and listen to the first part of this inspiring story of Ethan Zohn and stay tuned for next week's edition where he goes into greater depth about the challenges of living with cancer. Direct any comments for this episode via Twitter

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