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Patient Uses Cancer to Motivate Others

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012 - 6:25pm

Just over a month days ago Chris Rumble got the shock of his young life.

Just days before his 22nd birthday a doctor told the hockey player/filmmaker he tested positive for leukemia.

"I didn't believe her, I said you have the wrong guy, the wrong blood, it can't be me," said Rumble, who said others had noticed he seemed tired lately, but he felt fine.

The doctor was sure and Rumble began 30 days of intense treatment at Children's Hospital.

It was there he noticed his fellow patients and their families could use a little cheering up so he did what he loves to do.

He made a video, a music video featuring the patients, families, doctors and nurses to the tune of Kelly Clarkson's hit song "Stronger."

"Everyone was genuinely happy on Saturday when were filming that and all the parents were just happy too, which was kind of a relief for parents to see their kids having fun," said Rumble.

The result is a truly inspiring video that searches out and finds the smiles hidden in the pain.

Rumble has had his share of fights.

He'll attend Canisius on a college hockey scholarship.

In the mean time he and his fellow patients will use the video production they shared for a little extra motivation in their current fight.   

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