So, what’s the biggest problem in your life right now? A bit of money trouble? Kid isn’t working hard enough to get into the “right” college? Boss is a jerk?
Every now and then we need a reminder that most of our problems are pretty manageable in the grand scheme of things. Former Olympic figure skater Scott Hamilton provides that lesson in a recent People magazine interview by sharing that he has been diagnosed with a brain tumor – for the third time.
The 58-year-old father of four also offers some great lessons in coping. Hamilton talks about the importance of maintaining an even, upbeat tone for his wife and kids. Prayer, he says, has been immensely helpful in dealing with the drumbeat of bad medical news. Of course, Hamilton notes, his family has the “advantage” of being almost accustom to him having a deadly disease. In addition to the three brain tumors, he also battled testicular cancer several years ago.
“I have a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening diseases,” Hamilton says with a smile many of us probably could not muster in his position.
Check out this video. It’s so uplifting. If you’d like to honor Scott Hamilton for his courage and message of hope, consider donating to his Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation.