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And welcome back to foxnews.com live and it is an honor and privilege right now -- -- to introduce to you Scott Hamilton yeah gold medalist figure skater and also.
Cancer survivor and philanthropist and million of alkaline relying on any titles movie stars.
You -- -- thank you sorry to start with your health but I I know people.
-- -- that's the goatee thing with me -- you know we're all concerned we love you thank you you had this issue with a brain tumor years ago it was removed play it was it was radiated in 2004.
And they wouldn't -- and I think as these this type of tumor -- than.
You know come back in the end in May I noticed my pre provision was cute and fuzzy again and I knew his back so decree that the confirmation.
Got it -- then I am I had access to the best guy in the world at this particular type of tumor.
And in this surge is a very small percentage of surgeries where.
Because of physiology and the -- my body is.
There's chances of making in this in this free surgery it's difficult now and so on the way in.
They they -- to the knows it -- it that way.
They just barely touched on -- -- artery.
About a week after the surgery with -- and -- -- and then it was about.
Getting rid of the injuries and and and it took me -- and figured out and now we finally.
General taking care of so it you know it just so we joke I am I laughed -- -- You know I've had this amazing incredible.
Life on the ice and we are winning Olympics and worlds and starting this -- at this point this season now and and they did outcomes -- -- Health and and it's wonderful -- -- -- but it's kind.
-- Allow us is yeah yeah bandit I guess that the main thing that I have the offer.
Is that you know for everyone out there -- struggling.
You know we we all get hit with stuff it's.
What you do with that particular incident that kind of defines your life experience and -- where you are in in in how happy you can be -- And down.
-- in my fifties now I'm getting used to the new normal -- and and I'm embracing it but it's it's not easy times.
They really undermines your ability to kind of look at -- -- Can't wait that there are those dips -- -- you look at has an all things here you're -- everyday and you know of course in addition to this.
It's have been -- tumor it's just that it is just as you're -- it's mischief maker fit in addition to that to stick to the cancer -- -- -- -- -- I'm looking cards to.
Well and that was in 97 I was -- -- -- and I just.
Notice that couldn't century anymore and you know when I was diagnosed with just to -- cancer and I went through.
Three months of chemotherapy -- a pretty big Sergey the the odd thing was my brain tumor surgery last summer.
Was on the exact date thirteen years later from my knee surgery after my decision they cancer.
What are the odds of that -- thirteen years.
So we do indeed an unlucky day for Illinois and I -- 2010.
It over and now it's you know getting back in shape getting back to life getting back.
You know to where -- need to be here is our sons and then get busy doing -- young son to boy is 73.
Great and and your wife and -- happy family there and you've also just written a new book or not not backing from last year with some words of inspiration for other people who are going through -- -- -- -- how the great eight -- in this kind of eight point suit.
You know eight philosophies or eight points are really trying your best self.
It's how to be happy even we have every right to be miserable but -- at all.
We although -- but down.
Yeah I wrote have a couple years ago and it's done really well and I'm finding it keeps kind of coming back you know people that are struggling with either illness or.
Other aspects of their life you know lots of work core.
You know just.
Just things that happen in life they'd be happy can happen and it seems to have -- them -- -- -- -- that blessing you know.
And then you are also all about giving back you're involved with several different charities tell us about -- -- work.
-- -- -- cancer realize that there is issues there weren't really being addressed it is gaps I -- in the cancer community be filled and so I started carries.
Which is to -- cancer alliance for research education -- -- And -- we've been raising money for.
Programs like -- care dot com which is website which is your redeeming about the chemotherapy experience then.
How it's administered the drugs how they work.
Managing side effects chat rooms message boards until it wouldn't you know insurance.
There's that you look at -- is doing really well I know there's some.
-- into mentoring program -- you put newly diagnosed patients with survivors and hand.
It's extraordinary just have a life coach and a role model and so that you can you know talk to that will help you.
Understand that what you're going through is everything you're feeling is.
You know in here's how you deal with -- so those are two big things in our funding research we have an event every year in Cleveland.
Any new scandals that are friends and we've raised millions for cancer research and -- program so.
I do that and that's my first love and and -- and -- April 1 love -- Is -- -- children's research hospital.
I met my wife through Tony Thomas Danny thomas' son I did not -- and I'm tired of youngest son's middle name is Thomas at the time because they just love everything they do so.
I I loved to be involved in anything.
Where -- -- that it can make a difference in someone's life and in every unique opportunity to be able to do that so I get as involved as it possibly can and make a wish foundation as well make a wish foundation of their first charity.
With stars on ice and and I -- special that they say this for you know rotated out of in my nine years in the -- and I -- Special Olympics and and how they change the world and and Eunice Kennedy Shriver what she's done.
For these athletes and their families in the health of these.
These athletes and their families is just extraordinary she's changed the world and Tim Shriver is now coming at the -- and -- somebody that I just admire so much so.
To be of service to them that are in -- the last nine years and should remain involved and I this is a wonderful thing in my life.
-- You ninja stars on ice free flu like fifth anniversary season -- yeah this is something.
Taken yet we started this is kind of -- way I.
I need a job in 1986.
And and we started stars on ice and it's just amazing what the stories become this year it's starring -- -- to check.
Did you reigning Olympic gold medals in her skating Kurt Browning is back my intention was to come back but you know my health visions of last summer at preventing me doing so and then.
You know joining ershad -- -- -- -- -- back.
Selling healthy and the cast is extraordinary and it spans many generations.
This tumor and and you know smokers is a phenomenal sponsor and we benefit boys and girls clubs of America and their literacy programs into effect so I mean it's it's it's -- -- did did did you get and we just hoping that a lot of people come out and support the twentieth anniversary to -- and and see where we -- we.
Where we've gone artistically -- this year's show is.
Is one that we're really proud and and it's just it's just great to see these these gators at the top of their game live.
Mechanisms and the whole family can enjoy it's not.
Many places you can go right now that's Tennessee for the family -- that's even television and so you know to be able to go to when I show like stars -- nice to see the best skaters in the world at their best.
In -- performance and it's meant for that audience is.
Is something that needs to continue and 25 years later I think that -- on to something.
I guess so I think it was a good idea it was a good idea at the time and it's still hurt us.
Has potentially -- -- -- later.
So and also here you know I just keep popping up everywhere on television you can run but you can't hide behind you.
-- you're right it's funny because.
When I go back if I look at the different television specials -- different things have been involved in.
And I've been able to kind of stay -- and generations and and looking now at the united.
We did this television -- years ago and I was kind of raised it was a children's video in -- became a babysitters are these people really -- -- you know and then and then not for now -- teenagers and about he was.
Blades of glory -- had just kind of brought me into that generation so.
It's -- -- really wild fire and crazy ride in and and I can't believe I'm I'm sitting here.
And promoting the 25 year of the tumor and and and still you know active and involved and and skating -- malevolent -- to be able to be involved but thank you.
So -- how can people find out about stars on ice if it's in their neighborhood -- Debbie Debbie Debbie died stars on ice dot com and that you get information -- where it is in their in their town.
And you know again threw only 25 cities this year it's a very nice short to -- and it's it's really an extraordinary.
Evening of entertainment -- -- from an easy as this it is totally honest on these Olympic champion -- you know as if it.
He's really good yeah he's really not.
Good and then to see Kurt Browning -- what he can do.
And and what he's prepared for this year and how specific it is for this -- two were and and cut CA has never skated better as a -- skater.
She's extraordinary and joining -- and and our hearts glad for her in Vancouver.
And what watching your winner bronze -- was.
-- inspiring and then the beauty of -- Colin now and you know just the extra billion Michael Weiss and and -- -- selling and penalty AMP gold medalist from 2002 they did they just amazing -- so adding all these gators under one roof for in Baghdad skating is.
Is just a real.
Great blessing and in just it it just doesn't happen like that very often so it's something and I hope everybody really.
Goes out -- to witness themselves.
With the best of luck to you Scott Hamilton thank you pleasure to meet you -- -- and I know all of our viewers and joining -- well.
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