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Exercise uplifts cancer survivor

Barry Lawson, 76, was diagnosed with pancreatic neuroendocrine cancer 10 years ago, and he’s still fighting today. Fatigue is a common side effect of cancer treatments which can lead to less physical activity, but Lawson found a fitness program that helps with his cancer fatigue symptoms. It encourages him to exercise, but its true purpose is to give those that face a daunting future physical, mental and spiritual strength. The program has not only gifted Lawson with encouragement but an encouraging trainer. College student Marcus Lantier is an exercise science major. Nonetheless, Lantier finds time to volunteer as Lawson’s personal trainer. For Lawson and Lantier, these training days may appear to be about health exercise, but in reality, they inspire one another.

Maria Teixeira

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