Nine Lives

Nine Lives : Football, Cancer and Getting on with Life

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In February 2003, Adam Ramanauskas was living every boy's dream. At 22 he'd been noted as a star of the future and already had one AFL premiership under his belt. Then the bottom fell out of his world. The discovery of an unusual lump in Adam's right shoulder quickly led to the words no one wants to hear: 'You have cancer.' Over the next few years, his three battles with cancer would require every ounce of courage and determination he could summon. This is the remarkable story of a young man who not only bounced back after each setback, but made an incredible return to elite sport, inspiring his teammates, family and the medical profession with his resilience and refusal to take anything lying down. It's a story of growing up quickly and learning about the urgency of time, and working out what matters most.
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  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 154 x 228 x 22mm | 404g
  • Viking Australia
  • Hawthorn, Australia
  • 0670074578
  • 9780670074570

About Adam Ramanauskas

Adam Ramanauskas was the youngest member of Essen-don Football Club's 2000 premiership side; he was nineteen. Adam joined the dub as a No. 12 draft pick at the end of 1998. A graceful half-back, he played 134 games in ten years, retiring at the end of 2008 after three successful comebacks from can-cer treatment and a major knee injury. Adam married Belinda in 2006 and their son, Aidan, was born in 2008. Adam now works as a talent manager for the Elite Sports Properties man-agement company, coaches part-time at Essendon and delivers special comments for ABC Radio.
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