John Challis

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John Challis

# 11Courage + Believe = LIFE!

"His story isn't about dying, it's about inspiring," wrote Mike White of the "Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. John was diagnosed with cancer on June 23, 2006. He was loved by the Freedom community and later by the world, as the story spread of his pinch-hit single on April 11, 2008. John himself said it best: "[God] is using me as an example of his good works. What I mean by that is that people are seeing me as an inspiration." John Challis personified perseverance, optimism, and love.

Life ain't about how many breaths you take. It's what you do with those breaths." ~John Challis

John's story continues to inspire through the COURAGE FOR LIFEFoundation. Started by John, Steve Wetzel, and others, the CFL Foundation's goal is to offer student athletes with life-threatening illnesses an opportunity to have experiences that will encourage them to continue living life to it's fullest extent. Go to to find out more.

"If we can have half the courage and faith John has, we'd all be better off." ~Pittsburgh Pirates Coach John Russell



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