Olympic gold medalist and iconic figure skater, Scott Hamilton, is once again courageously battling a brain tumor now for the third time. Hamilton,58, has previously overcome testicular cancer in 1997 and brain tumors in 2004 and 2010.
“I have a unique hobby of collecting life-threatening illness,” Hamilton told People Magazine. “It’s six years later, and it decided that it wanted an encore."
Hamilton and his wife, Tracie, have held strong to their Christian faith while fighting and overcoming his previous diagnosis' and are continuing to do the same with this most recent diagnosis. The couple has 4 children together, two which are adopted from Haiti.
“I’ve been blessed beyond my wildest imagination; I would never even think to dream the stuff that I’ve been able to do,” he says. “Last round, in 2010, I told Tracie, ‘God doesn’t owe me a day. I’m good. Whatever’s next is next.’ The blessings keep coming because we allow them and we ask for them.”
At this time symptoms from the tumor have not presented itself. Hamilton has said he is looking into all treatment options before taking action, he also encourages others to do the same by getting a "seventh" opinion instead of just a second opinion. He has used his difficult situations to be an encouragement and inspiration to others by sharing his difficult journey openly, becoming a motivational speaker, and an advocate for cancer research with his Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation.
Watch the video below to hear more about Hamilton's story and how he and his wife committed to praying from the very beginning of his diagnosis and through his treatment journeys. They are truly an inspiration for everyone!
His positive attitude and outlook have been a blessing to many. Please join us in praying for Scott and his family during this time.