, who, along with his daughter Michelle,
inspired the prayers of of a nation and made millions of people
aware of the critical need for organ donors. In April 1996,
Carew's youngest daughter, Michelle, lost her battle to leukemia.
In a valiant effort to save his daughter's life, Rod Carew
demonstrated the same tenacious and heroic qualities that
earned him a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame. Rod
Carew called Bob "a prime example of courage in life.
, Olympian and professional skater,
demonstrated courage and enormous generosity in sharing
his struggle with testicular cancer with the public in
order to educate and inform. Scott Hamilton is clearly
a champion among champions and one of the most
respected athletes, performers and commentators of our times.
, major league baseball star
with the Baltimore Orioles, courageously
retuned to the Orioles lineup after undergoing
surgery for colon cancer in June 1996. While still
receiving weekly chemotherapy treatments, Mr. Davis
played the final weeks of the regular season and
was heroic in the American League Championship Series,
the fifth game of which was highlighted by
Eric's game- winning home run. "When I was
diagnosed with cancer…my dreams didn't stop,"
Davis said. "And with the grace of God, my dreams did come true."