Jacobs Will Make Cancer Patient's Wish Come True
As a cancer survivor himself, Jacobs was paralyzed and diagnosed with osteosarcoma two years ago. His complete recovery from the rare bone cancer and return to boxing as a championship contender has branded him a miracle.
“This WBA Middleweight Championship fight is bigger than boxing for me, it's an opportunity for me to represent anyone fighting cancer at the highest level. I won my battle against cancer and now I can continue to raise awareness and fight for cancer patients and survivors everywhere,” said Daniel “The Miracle Man” Jacobs.
From birth through age 21, children staying at the Ronald McDonald House are given a home-away-from-home while undergoing cancer treatments that include chemotherapy, radiation, surgical intervention and other progressive oncology treatments. The House provides a opportunity for the entire family to stay together, increasing the patient’s odds of success.
“We are grateful to all of our volunteers and thoughtful supporters who work to build awareness about our mission and the devastating effects that cancer can have on the entire family,” said. William T. Sullivan, president & CEO of Ronald McDonald House New York. “Danny Jacobs’ story of beating bone cancer to regain his strength as a boxer is an inspiring story – just the kind of miraculous recovery that makes him our hometown hero.”
In collaboration with Ronald McDonald House New York, The Miracle Fight Night Fan Experience is an initiative driven by efforts to support and knockout cancer as part of Get in the Ring Foundation’s commitment to help families who are struggling financially with medical expenses for their cancer stricken children.
You can see in his demeanor that he realizes that there is much more to boxing than just him. He's truly doing it for other individuals going through the same thing. I've seen Jacobs mature in a way we wish…Comment by richardt on 08-05-2014
Big fan of Jacobs.....very likable guy.Comment by damit305 on 08-05-2014
[QUOTE=Golovkin;14827009]I have so much respect and admiration for Jacobs as an individual. It is truly amazing to see what he has overcome, and in the way that he has. Great fighter, excellent human being. I wish him nothing but success…Comment by Golovkin on 08-05-2014
I have so much respect and admiration for Jacobs as an individual. It is truly amazing to see what he has overcome, and in the way that he has. Great fighter, excellent human being. I wish him nothing but success…Post a Comment/View More User Comments (4)