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Friday, June 27, 2014

Lexington grad's ride marks 30 cancer-free years | Mansfield Journal

When John Robinson was diagnosed with cancer he was told he had a 35 percent chance of survival. Thirty years later, he's biking across the state to raise money for research that he calls 'the cure to cancer.'
When John Robinson was diagnosed with cancer he was told he had a 35 percent chance of survival. Thirty years later, he's biking across the state to raise money for research that he calls 'the cure to cancer.' / Photo submitted
MANSFIELD — Lexington graduate John Robinson was 14 when he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia and told he had only a 35 percent chance of survival.
A persistent nosebleed during summer camp in 1984 had alerted doctors.
He went through the usual treatments, chemotherapy and radiation. He missed his sophomore year of school. He lost his hair, 48 pounds and nearly lost his life.
Flash forward to this year. Robinson found himself asking, what do you do when you survive cancer 30 years longer than expected?
His answer: “330 in 30 for 30.”

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