Friday, May 29, 2009

Ethan Zohn: Survivor


For those of you who follow the Survivor series, you will recognize this face from Survivor: Africa. He's Ethan Zohn, the grand-winner of that same season of Survivor.

He's recently been diagnosed with a rare form the disease called CD20-positive Hodgkin's Lymphoma for which he began chemotherapy treatment Friday, last week.

He decided to have his hair cut really short! A decision, which was not really hard to make since it's all going to fall off anyway with the chemotherapy treatment.

Prior to his diagnosis, Ethan has been busy with his involvement in charity organizations - Grassroots Soccer, Colon Cancer Alliance, Autism Speaks and America Scores. He also hosts numerous MTV specials and worked as reporter for Major League Soccer, Fox Soccer Channel and The Madison Square Garden Network. He is currently hosting Earth Tripping, an eco-friendly travel adventure show and is featured in the documentary film A Closer Walk along with The Dalai Lama, Bono and Kofi Annan.

I was an avid follower of Survivor:Africa. In fact it was the only Survivor season that I was able to follow from start to finish. And I always kind of like Ethan because of his good nature in dealing with his fellow contestants of the reality show. I was just glad to have heard news that he's still been around working on his advocacies.

Go and fight the Big C, Ethan!

Watch the Ethan Zohn Faces Cancer with a New Do video here.

2 comments:

  1. oh, sorry to hear that. but go, go ethan. you will always be a survivor... even in battling the big C.

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  2. he is only 35, tsk tsk tsk. i hope and pray that he stays a little longer.

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