Judson Athlete Moves Forward After Battling Cancer
(ELGIN, IL - August 5, 2009) In the offseason, Jimmy Romano faced a battle that was not on the soccer field - cancer. A recent story in Chicago Tribune by Colleen Kane tell's the story of Jimmy's battle with cancer.
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Jimmy Romano, co-captain of one of the most successful men's soccer programs in the history of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics, pulled down his T-shirt collar, revealing a distinctive lump in the upper-right corner of his chest.
The striking abnormality on the tanned, fit-looking body of the Judson University student is why he has had to fight so hard to be able to lead his team in the coming school year. He was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma last fall and has suffered through months of chemotherapy drugs flowing through a port under his skin. As he experienced the typical effects -- nausea, fatigue, loss of appetite -- he never lost his determination to keep up with the sport he loves.