l. Intro A- Lance Armstrong B- Background 1) By the age of 16 Lance Armstrong was already a professional athlete. 2) During the time when Lance was diagnosed with cancer Lance created the Lance Armstrong Foundation. 3) Lance Armstrong became the national rookie of the year at the age of 16. 4) Instead of attacking Lance’s brain tumors with radiation, which can affect the sense of balance, he chose to undergo surgery. C- Lance Armstrong should be inducted into the Hall of Fame because of his accomplishments in life and of everything he has done to help people with cancer.
II. If Lance Armstrong could be described in one word it would be perseverance. A- Throughout his battle with cancer, Armstrong chose treatments with the hope of returning to his career as a top bicycle racer. Instead of attacking his brain tumors with radiation, which can affect the sense of balance, he chose to undergo surgery. 1) During the time when Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer, he picked treatments that would not affect him in the long run. He still believed that he could return back to the top of the bicycling world. ) During the time when Lance was battling cancer he did not look at t like it was a death sentence, he looked at it like it was Just a minor speed bump. While doing this it showed that Lance still believed that he could return to his old life. B- On October 2, 1996, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, lungs, lymph nodes, and brain. The following day he underwent surgery to remove one of his testicles. “At that point, he had a minority chance of living another year,” Craig Nichols, his principal oncologist told the New Yorker. We cure at most a third of the people in situations like that. ” 1) October 2, 1996, Lance Armstrong diagnosed with testicular cancer that had spread to his abdomen, lungs, lymph nodes, and brain. The day after Lance had one of his testicles removed. At this time the doctors that were treating Lance did not see much hope. 2) At the very young age of 25 Lance Armstrong was diagnosed with cancer. A once unstoppable force was now humbled by cancer. His cancer had progressed so much that he had to get a testicle removed. Even his doctors were doubtful that Lance would return back to his old life.
C- In September 2008, Armstrong announced that he would eturn to cycling and stated that he hope to earn another Tour de France victory in 2009. While competing in a race in Spain in February 2009, Armstrong fell and broke his collarbone, an injury that would eventually require surgery. Nonetheless, Armstrong would go on to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, finishing in third place. 1) In the year of 2008 Lance Armstrong announced his return to cycling. He also stated that he would try to win another Tour de France.
While riding in a race in Spain in February 2009, Lance Armstrong fell from his bike and broke his collarbone. Even with his injury he still competed in the 2009 Tour de France. 2) A few years after Lance Armstrong’s accident he was ready to come back to his old life. Not only did he come back but he set his goals high. Even when Lance injured himself he got back on thousands of people during their time of need. A- In 1997, he established the Lance Armstrong Foundation to provide practical information to people with cancer and to expand access to clinical trials of experimental therapies. ) In 1997, he established the Lance Armstrong Foundation to provide practical information to people with ancer and to expand access to clinical trials of experimental therapies. 2) Lance founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation to help those who have cancer but are less fortunate them him. He wanted people to learn and heal from the burden of cancer. B- The Lance Armstrong Foundation has grown to provide information, services, and support for cancer patients through education, research grants, and community programs. The 2002 Ride for the Roses raised $2. million and drew 20,000 people out of their homes to come and support this foundation. 1) The Lance Armstrong Foundation was built to provide information, services, and support for cancer patients through education, research grants, and community programs. Since its founding it has grown to bigger and better things. One of the foundations most famous charity event is the Ride for Roses. The charity had raised 2. 7 million and has had about 20,000 participants. 2) The Lance Armstrong Foundation was built to help and provide information to those who are battling cancer.
Not only did Lance create a foundation he created a charity bike race. The Lance Armstrong has helped thousands of people go though one of the hardest times of their life. C- While undergoing chemotherapy, Armstrong began talking with doctors about launching a charitable foundation to raise awareness about cancer. He and some cycling friends also came up with the idea of starting a charity bicycle race around Austin, Texas, and decided to call it the Ride for the Roses. The Foundation began to give him a new feeling of purpose. ) During the time when Lance Armstrong was undergoing chemotherapy he founded the Lance Armstrong Foundation. 2) Lance Armstrong created the Ride for the Roses because he wanted to make a charity to help raise wareness for cancer. By founding Lance Armstrong Foundation he started to gain a new purpose in life, not one of Just biking but one that helps the world becomes a better place. IV. Even since childhood Lance Armstrong has been a champion. A- At age sixteen, Armstrong became a professional triathlete.
He became the national rookie of the year in spring triathlons, and both he and his mother realized that he had a serious future. 1) At the early age of sixteen Lance Armstrong had become a professional athlete. Lance had earned the national rookie of the year in the spring. Soon both his mother and he realized that he could have a bright future ahead of him. 2) Only few athletes are blessed in the way Lance Armstrong is, he has been a professional athlete since that age of sixteen. This shows how dedicated Lance is to his athletic lifestyle.
Not only was he a professional at the age of sixteen but he got rookie of the year. B- Armstrong entered sports at a young age, excelling in both swimming and cycling, and, by the time he was a teenager, he was competing in triathlons and swimming competitions. 1) Lance Armstrong started competitive sports at a young age. Lance excelled at both swimming and cycling. By the time Lance was a teenager he was already competing in triathlons and swimming competitions. 2) Even at a young age Lance Armstrong was gifted with the ability to excel at competitive sports.
Lance found the one of the few things he was good at. seven consecutive overall victories in the Tour is one of the most spectacular achievements in endurance athletics. Four other riders had managed five wins, but before Armstrong, none had succeeded in their attempts for a sixth consecutive win. 1) After Lance’s seven consecutive overall victories in the Tour. Four other riders had achieved five wins. In all of the Tours history none have ever achieved the accomplishments that Lance had achieved. ) Lance Armstrong had done the impossible he had seven consecutive overall victories. No one had ever achieved seven consecutive wins. This shows what an impact Lance Armstrong has left the world of cycling. V. Conclusion A- Lance Armstrong should be inducted not only because of his make on the world of cycling but his outreach of people that he has helped. He has helped over 50,000 people to date, next time you have nothing to do think about what you can do to help other people.