Trying circumstances often create exceptional people, and no one exemplifies that more than Ryan Hathaway.
Hathaway was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia when he was a freshman in high school, but with the help of the Jimmy Fund, the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and tremendous amounts of courage, Hathaway was able to defeat the disease.
He recently graduated from Curry College with a degree in communications, and now spends his days patrolling the sidelines of high school sporting events for The Boston Globe. Hathaway finished a co-op at Boston.com in December and has covered lacrosse, swimming, basketball and many other sports for the Globe.
The 16th annual WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon presented by the Arbella Insurance Foundation kicks off Aug. 15.
To hear Hathaway’s inspiring story, check out the video above from “Red Sox First Pitch,” presented by Men’s Wearhouse.
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