Beating The Odds: U.F. Student With Cancer Graduates
Published August 9th, 2014
Gainesville, Florida -- One University of Florida student finally got his degree, all while still battling cancer.
Todd Blake earned a 4.0 gpa from the College of Business, five years after being diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
According to the Mayo Clinic, Hodgkin's Lymphoma is a cancer of the lymphatic system, which is part of the immune system.
As it progresses, it compromises your body's ability to fight infections.
Blake says some professors encouraged him to drop out, and there were times he thought about giving up.
But with the support from his wife, family and friends, Blake never gave up on his dreams of walking across the stage.
Blake continues to retrieve treatment at the Mayo Clinic.
He's also started a foundation for young adults with cancer called the "Live For Today Foundation", and for more information on the foundation visit http://www.live-for-today.org/.
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