This athlete is inspiring the world with his determination to overcome. Just as James Conner was getting ready to enter the NFL draft a doctor gave him the worst news ever, his coughing and headaches were actually Hodgkins Lymphoma, a cancer of the lungs.
James isn’t letting the chemo treatments slow him down, instead of skipping practice to rest he’s chosen to wear a mask and continue working out with the team. The only drill he doesn’t participate in is tackling because of the port that’s logged in his chest that is used to put chemo in his body every two weeks. The original diagnoses called for 12 chemo treatments, James has made it through 11 and will have his last one on May 9th!
After hearing his story, Ellen knew she had to have him on and just like Ellen does, she had a pretty remarkable surprise for him!