Chase Jones was an 18-year-old freshman catcher for the University of North Carolina back in the fall of 2006. That was when he got diagnosed with Stage 4 brain cancer that had spread down his spinal cord.
"It just crushed me," Jones says. "I'd put all my stock in my body, and that showed me how that was a mistake, because when something is off, it totally racks you."
As Jones fought and went through treatment and lost his hair to chemotherapy, his teammates shaved their heads in support. Jones, racked as he was, responded fantastically. Brain surgery, rounds upon rounds of chemotherapy and radiation treatments and six months later, Jones had made it. His cancer vanished, remarkably, by March 2007. From then through the spring of 2011, he played.Full Story >>