User uShare Login | Register
Login
Register

Along with posting photos, videos, and stories, your uShare account lets you post Classified Ads, recipes on What's For Dinner, and Announcements.


43° View Weather Current Conditions Sioux Falls Change Location
Set Weather Options

RADAR LOCATION

TEMPERATURE LOCATION

Share your Photos, Videos, and Stories on uShare! Click here to get started.

News

[0] My Saved Articles
Find local businesses
on the KELO Pages!

 

Cancer Survivor: Livestrong Remains Strong

August 24, 2012, 9:54 PM by Perry Groten

Cancer Survivor: Livestrong Remains Strong
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

Lance Armstrong remains an inspiration to a two-time cancer survivor from South Dakota who's active in the foundation Armstrong started 15 years ago to help cancer patients around the world.

Matt Ellefson's battle with cancer began in 2009, when this non-smoker learned he had a rare form of lung cancer.

"And my prognosis wasn't good," Ellefson said.

After more than a year in remission, Ellefson's cancer returned.

"Unfortunately, my disease isn't curable, so it's something I'm going to have to continue to treat for the rest of my life," Ellefson said.

Ellefson has looked to Lance Armstrong's successful fight against testicular cancer as a guidepost along his own road to recovery.

"Because he not only beat the disease, he came out of it better than he went into it.  And that is so powerful.  I can't tell you how powerful that is," Ellefson said.

Now Ellefson is helping others facing cancer as a region leader for Armstrong's Livestrong organization.
  
"I strongly believe that sometimes the best way to get through your worst is helping other people get through theirs," Ellefson said.

Ellefson says the global reach of Livestrong, with its trademark yellow wristband, won't be overshadowed by Armstrong's troubles in the cycling world.

"Lance Armstrong, to me is a survivor, a cancer survivor.  He's not a seven time Tour de France cyclist.  He's a cancer survivor and he is helping others affected by cancer every day," Ellefson said.

Ellefson says Armstrong should be able to help more cancer patients now that he's no longer distracted by fighting doping allegations.

To learn more about Livestrong, click here.

 

 

Previous Story

Next Story


Comments





Sponsored
Find Local Businesses on KELO Pages!

View news

You may also like

Ice Rink Crash Captured On Video

1/22/2015 9:03 AM

Corey Mitchell was watching his 4-year-old son Carson skate at the Scheel's IcePlex this week when he captured an unexpected crash.

Full Story
Drugs And Runaway Teen Found In SF Home

1/21/2015 6:00 PM

Eight people have been charged following a month-long drug investigation in Sioux Falls.

Full Story | Watch
1 Dead After ATV Goes Through Ice On Perkins Co. Lake

1/25/2015 8:08 AM

A Newcastle, Wyoming man died after an ATV broke through the ice on a lake in northern Perkins County in South Dakota.

Full Story
Nate's Heart Inspires Giving

1/21/2015 5:55 PM

At first his teammates thought Nate was just messing around, but his coaches quickly realized something was wrong and jumped to action.

Full Story | Watch
SF Man Arrested For One Pot Meth Lab

1/22/2015 2:08 PM

A Sioux Falls man has been arrested for having a one pot meth lab.

Full Story


Events