In the second part of my interview with Lamps, we chat about his journey from college to professional soccer player, some of the long term side effect of treatment he still suffers from today and some of the challenges he faces. We chat about the importance of him having coaches at Chicago Fire who understand what he’s been through and the value of having the support system. Most importantly, we talk about his amazing foundation www.lampstrong .com, and everything he’s doing to help cancer patients and survivors.
If you want to get in touch with Matt or hear about the great work he’s doing, go to www.lampstrong.com or find him on twitter @LampStrong.
You can find me on twitter @CiaranFairman or go to www.reachbeyondcancer.com to find out more about REACH.
3.00 – Best pizza in Columbus
4.00 – Changing his focus to really take turning professional seriously.
5.00 – Having a degree in biology and Latin, a family of physicians and their support of his professional soccer dreams.
8.00 – How his support system in different teams has influenced him.
14.00 – Using humor to deal with his diagnosis.
18.00 – Some of the long-term side effects of his treatment.
20.00 – The Lampstrong Foundation and what Matt’s doing to help others. The hero program and being a source of inspiration to childhood cancer patients/survivors.
29.00 – Setting up a healthy living program at Luries’s children hospital in Chicago.