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Lindsay Schnell - February 2015
The Women's College Basketball section of Sports Illustrated online recently shared the incredible story of Katie Collier, a sophomore forward for the Washington Huskies, and leukemia survivor. Katie was diagnosed with leukemia at 18, but continued to play basketball through treatment: "Chemo robbed her of energy and weight, but Katie joined the team in December, playing in 18 of the Warriors’ 28 games and averaging 16 points, 11 rebounds and four blocked shots. Getting elbowed in the chest—a rite of passage for any post player—'hurt like a son of a gun,' because of her port...She refused to let cancer define or control her."
In the article, UW assistant Kevin Morrison explains "'You don’t hear the word ‘cancer,’ then hear stories like this,' he says. 'There are thousands of players who couldn’t come back from something like cancer. Then to tear your ACL, too? Come on. She’s the best story in basketball.'"
For the full article, click here.
Original source: www.si.com