Just when I thought everything in my life was lining up. It all changed. It was November 11, 2008 and I was in shock, staring at the endless swarm of yellow taxis that defined new york as much as the big apple I had just dropped. At 26 years old, with 3 marathons under my belt and a room full of soccer trophies that saluted me every morning that I woke up, everything suddenly changed. I had just diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkin's Lymphoma.
Remission ball promotes remission is a tangible and symbolic representation of the power of sport and the role it can play in helping one reach remission.
Alfredo is currently 4 years in remission. He’s back living in NYC where he still plays soccer, runs marathons and does Crossfit. He volunteers with several cancer related organizations in Connecticut and New York City. Inspired by the doctors and nurses that helped save his life, he is now a nurse on an organ transplantation floor and is studying to become a nurse practitioner with a subspecialty in oncology.