James Connor shows up for Steelers training camp that begins today as a survivor of cancer.  Connor a standout as a Pitt running back got drafted by the Steelers earlier this year.  The young athlete has performed well in the college ranks, has great character and will be a local favorite as he begins his NFL career.

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/hodgkin-lymphoma/about/what-is-hodgkin-disease.html

Friday marked the first day of Steelers rookie minicamp on the South Side, which means it was the first day we could catch a glimpse of James Conner in a Steelers uniform.

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/steelers/2017/05/12/First-look-James-Conner-in-a-Steelers-uniform-rookie-minicamp-nfl-draft/stories/201705120198

James Conner is a hometown favorite as a pick for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

http://www.foxsports.com/nfl/story/pittsburgh-steelers-land-pitt-star-james-conner-who-beat-cancer-in-third-round-042917

Angel Elderkin woke up from what should have been a fairly routine procedure to remove a cyst on her ovary to hear three of the scariest words a doctor can tell a patient: “You have cancer.”

http://www.post-gazette.com/sports/zeise-is-right/2016/11/22/In-her-own-battle-with-cancer-Appalachian-State-coach-Angel-Elderkin-looks-to-Pitt-running-back-James-Conner-for-inspiration/stories/201611220156

Passages stories from a survivor of Hodgkin-Lymphoma …

Ann deals with finding out about cancer in being a young mother and daughter.  Listen to her story on Passages.

 

Passages stories from the stadium to the grid iron …

Listen to the late Art Rooney Sr. talk about how to treat people and the importance of faith on Passages.

 

A football story about a great running back in the NFL.  We remember “Sweetness” Walter Payton of the Chicago Bears.

We pray for all those doning a football helmet and playing a game that is rough and tough that safety and good health comes first!

 

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