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CBS 2 Heroes - Greg Cantwell

Updated: Thursday, December 19 2013, 08:39 AM CST
Just 30-years old, Greg Cantwell suffered a seizure.  Within hours, he was in surgery, diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Doctors gave him 12-months to live.  That was 9 years ago.  He says, "Surviving this has given me a new sense of being, I guess.  A new sense of purpose and I want people to hear what I have to say."  Greg now mentors more than 560 patients around the world, giving advice, offering hope and inspiration and even, occasionally, going to doctor's appointments with them.
He knows his cancer can come back.  That's why he says knowing his diagnosis is a blessing.  And brings with it a message he likes to share with others.  He says, "People go out of the house in the morning and get killed in car accidents.  They don't have a chance to hug their family or say 'I love you' to their wife.  I have that opportunity.  I do it every single day because I don't know if my tumor is going to come back tomorrow.
To find out more about Greg, or to donate to Greg's Mission, go to
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