witf's Megan Lello spoke with Chris Brewer of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, the organization founded by the cyclist of the same name who's publicly battled testicular cancer. They discussed how the yellow LIVESTRONG wristband came to be--and how it wasn't expected to become as famous as it did:
"I wanted to live, but whether I would or not was mystery, and in the midst of confronting that fact, even at that moment, I was beginning to sense that to stare into the heart of such a fearful mystery wasn't a bad thing. To be afraid is a priceless education."
(It's Not About the Bike: My Journey Back to Life)
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