Fri, Jan 11, 2013 - Page 5 News List

Cancer survivor leads ride for health

By Chen Mao-tsu and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with staff writer

However, his brother was also a sportsman and passing away doing what he liked to do was an honor, Wu added.

To facilitate applications for government support and corporate sponsorship, Wu founded the Taiwan Cancer Patients Exercise Association in June last year. He said this had made it easier to apply for aid, such as lead cars, ambulances and police assistance.

The second around-the-island bicycle event was held in November last year, starting from the National Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hall in Taipei. The number of participants rose from 13 to 23, with a hundred riders going along as company, Wu said.

Reflecting on his life, Wu said he was a professional sportsman focused on bringing honor to himself until he began participating in public welfare events, including leading the visually challenged on jogging or marathon events.

Wu said his wish was “to lead all cancer patients out of their little world of pain and illness.”

“I think that’s my role in life,” he said.

“Having cancer really changed my life, and I want others to know that even cancer patients have infinite possibilities on how to live their lives in full,” Wu said.

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