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    Posted January 15, 2013 by
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    Lance Armstrong speaks out

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    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     TylerDrees told me, 'I have worn my Livestrong bracelet nearly everyday for the past 5 years. At first, I wore it because it was the trendy thing to do, but it became more important to me when my father was diagnosed with stage 3 brain cancer in 2010. He continues to receive chemotherapy treatments and will most likely never be the same as he used to be. He has not received any support directly from Livestrong, but our family has taken on the Livestrong mentality of perseverance and hope and are determined to support him until he is fully cured. '
    - hhanks, CNN iReport producer

    I do not condone that Mr. Armstrong has admitted to using performing enhancing drugs. The bottom line is that he is a cheater and does not deserve his titles, but I am thankful and grateful for the strides his Livestrong foundation has made in the lives of those battling cancer. He has helped millions of people live more comfortable and healthier lives. So in my opinion, I believe that outweighs his "crimes" and should receive equal amount of media attention.
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