Whenever famous people are diagnosed with cancer or some sort of fatal disease, people automatically think it their death sentence. The press always reports all of the achievements the person did in their life as a sign that fans should say goodbye. It should be ignored when reading about Kareem Abdul Jabbar’s diagnosis of chronic myeloid leukemia, a rare form of leukemia. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar doctor told him his diagnosis is not a death sentence and he is in remission. Kareem has similar faith to Earvin “Magic” Johnson, he is continuing on with writing, spending time with his kids and doing all the things he loves to do. The 7 foot-2 62 year old says life does not stop for him. If you noticed he is not allowing the media to reveal him as a soon to be memory, but this former NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks and Los Angeles Lakers is in control of his own life. We would call this ultimate faith, something a lot of celebrities may lack. He already has colorectal cancer awareness campaign in the African-American community, also participated in an NBA-sponsored prostate cancer awareness campaign, but now will be making people aware of leukemia.
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Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How To Prolong Your Life, Live Your Life Not Based on Hereditary Fatal Diseases
November 10th, 2009 AT2W Staff