Ohio man walks marathon in hospital after beating cancer for third time


The end of chemotherapy treatments is a day to celebrate, but especially when it’s your third battle with cancer. Jonathan Sams has beaten cancer for the third time. “This is my last treatment today,” Sams said. “I literally just walked out of the office, got my last infusion through the port.” Unfortunately, the Turtlecreek Township Administrator is no stranger to chemotherapy and what it takes to beat cancer. “I’ve had cancer three times, and so I think I’m in a better position, I think, to help people think and not be afraid, think about where they’re going and not let the cancer beat me. Instead, I think it’s my job to beat cancer. And, I think it’s up to all of us to overcome the challenges that come our way in our lives,” Sams said. He was first diagnosed at just 14, again at 39, and most recently in May. And, although the treatments are brutal, the cancer does not bring her down. day, it’s just up to me to be up to it and so, yeah, I want to encourage people through that,” Sams said. The husband and father of four uses his life as an example to encourage others. “We are all going to have challenges. The question is not whether we will have a challenge or not, the question is how we are going to rise to that challenge,” Sams said. Just three days ago, during his last hospital stay, while receiving treatment, Sams ran a 26.2-mile marathon through the halls of UC Medical Center. He called it the Marathon of Purpose. . Each one of you walks a marathon every day of your life. And, I want you to make those lives interesting and I don’t want you to be scared,” Sams said. “Whatever the obstacle, I want you to overcome it. I believe in you.” And he was not alone. A friend walked by his side. And people from all over the country were marching too. proves in life, no one walks alone.

The end of chemotherapy treatments is a day to celebrate, but especially when it’s your third battle with cancer.

Jonathan Sams has beaten cancer for the third time.

“This is my last treatment today,” Sams said. “I literally just walked out of the office, got my last infusion through the port.”

The Turtlecreek Township Administrator, unfortunately, is no stranger to chemotherapy and what it takes to beat cancer.

“I’ve had cancer three times, and so I think I’m in a better position, I think, to help people think and not be afraid, think about where they’re going and not let the cancer beat me. Instead, I think it’s my job to beat cancer. And I think it’s up to all of us to overcome the difficulties that come up in our lives,” Sams said.

He was first diagnosed at just 14, again at 39 and most recently in May.

And, although the treatments are brutal, the cancer does not bring her down.

“One of the things I like to say is that every day is a great day, it’s just up to me to be up to it and so, yes, I want to encourage people through that,” Sams said.

The husband and father of four uses his life as an example to encourage others.

“We’re all going to have challenges. The question isn’t whether we’ll have a challenge or not, the question is how we’re going to meet that challenge,” Sams said.

Just three days ago, during his last hospital stay, while receiving treatment, Sams ran a 26.2-mile marathon through the halls of UC Medical Center.

He called it the Goal Marathon.

“You know, I walked a marathon in one day. Each of you, you walk a marathon every day of your life. And I want you to make those lives interesting and I don’t want you to be scared,” he said. Sams said. . “Whatever the obstacle, I want you to overcome it. I believe in you.”

And, he was not alone.

A friend walked by his side.

And people from all over the country also marched.

No matter the distance, says Sams, it proves that in life, no one walks alone.


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