Leave it to Kneepads to try and get a tear out of you the first thing Monday morning. In one of the more heartbreaking stories they have had in awhile they document the story of former Survivor winner Ethan Zohn's discovery that the cancer he thought had been removed from his body is back, and is in different places than his original tumor.
A few weeks ago, when Ethan thought he was cancer free, his doctor called him with the post chemo results. "My cancer is back. I have never been so scared in my life, for my life."
Obviously everyone in his family and his girlfriend Jenna Morasca, also a Survivor winner are upset. "You have to think positive. And you have to find the strength, which I will. And you have to rely on other people, which I will." Ethan says the mango sized tumor he had in his chest is almost gone, but "there was re-growth. Two little nodules in a different location … It's quite rare that not only is there re-growth, but that there's re-growth so quickly. I was obviously resistant to the first form of chemotherapy."
Ethan is having some aggressive therapies over the coming months to deal with this latest setback. He and Jenna were two of my favorite Survivor contestants ever and Ethan has done so much with his 15 minutes to help others and hasn't really worried about helping himself. Hopefully everything works out ok.