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This Viral Photo Of 20-Year-Old Weight Lifter Is A Proof How She Fought Cancer And Won

  • Priety Athwal
  • Apr 21, 2017, 18:17 PM IST
This Viral Photo Of 20-Year-Old Weight Lifter Is A Proof How She Fought Cancer And Won
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She had gained 20 Kgs of muscle mass when she started weight lifting as a hobby. But on October 6th 2015, she was diagnosed with an aggressive form of blood cancer (AML Leukemia).

Alison Rieman spent around a year while enduring 4 tough rounds of chemo followed by radiation and a bone marrow transplant.    
 
During her first round of chemo, gangrene showed up in her intestine, attacking her colon. To save her life, doctors had to give her a colostomy that involves cutting the damaged part of her intestines.
 
The dedicated weight lifter lost 20 Kgs in the hospital while living on TPN (intravenous feeding). She writes,”My doctors told me that had I not been in the shape I was prior to my diagnosis, there was no chance I'd survive cancer.”
 
“You never know what kind of curveball life is going to throw at you, take that from me,” she added.

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She had gained 20 Kgs of muscle mass while weight lifting as a hobby. 

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