At the age of 5 I was experiencing pain in my right arm that led to the discovery that I had cancer. After visiting with doctors, I was diagnosed with a bone cancer called Ewing’s Sarcoma. When a biopsy revealed that the cancer had spread to my lungs, I underwent chemotherapy and radiation at Children’s Health in Dallas, Texas. In 1988, after one year of treatment, I was cancer-free and I have been healthy ever since. I have been married for over 8 years and have a 3-year-old son.
Having cancer is a life-changing experience that has made me more determined to make the best of my life and appreciate the important things such as health, family and friends, My experience and recovery has also inspired me to help other children and families who are affected by pediatric cancer.
I work with most of the tennis facilities and professionals in the North Texas area and I have many great friends in the tennis world. Several of my tennis friends have been involved with the TeamConnor Smashing Childhood Cancer event benefiting TeamConnor over the last couple of years and they asked me if I would be interested in helping out. It’s my pleasure to serve on the committee for this event considering my passions are tennis and helping others going through pediatric cancer by raising funds for pediatric cancer research.
The Smashing Childhood Cancer event is a great event for all levels of tennis players. This gives tennis players the opportunity to attend, have some fun participating in drills led by some of the best tennis pros in the area on indoor courts. In addition to drills, there will be an exhibition match, raffle prizes, food, and drinks. The event will take place on Saturday, January 25th on the indoor courts at Lifetime Fitness in Plano. For more information or questions email Lindsay Cleland at email@example.com or register here to join us as a player, team or sponsor of the event.
Clint Sumrow is the District Sales Manager for HEAD/Penn Racquet Sports in North Texas. He is married to his beautiful wife, has a young son, is a committee member for Smashing Childhood Cancer benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation and a childhood cancer survivor.
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