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Alex Rings the Bell! Watch the Video…

Alex Rings the Bell! Watch the Video…

This is Chapter 17 in the on-going story of Pelotonia rider Alex Kip, 23, and his battle with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma (Type B) cancer – which is now in remission. Click here to read Chapter 16.

And make sure to watch the video posted below.

It’s a fairly simple bell.

Here's the Alex ring it in the video down below

But it’s so much more … and on Friday Alex finally got to ring it, exactly a year and a day after he was first diagnosed with cancer.

“I rang that bell with so much fervor I thought it might come off the wall,” he said.

Whenever a patient completes his or her last radiation treatment at The James, they ring the bell – as their family and friends, and the staff applaud, as do people in the nearby waiting room, who know the significance of the ringing.

“It’s all very surreal,” Alex said of his life the past year. “When I say it in my head, that it’s been a year, it seems impossible. But then when I think back to a year ago and everything that’s happened since, it does seem like forever.”

Cindy Kip, Kate Harlow and I shot the video – and Alex edited it and put it all together.

Here you go: An Alex Kip/Cancer Swore Production in association with The Rider …

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  1. gooseneck - April 14, 2011

    Thumbs up! Very cool!

  2. Bud - April 14, 2011

    Big time congrats!!

  3. Kay - April 15, 2011

    Wonderful. Thanks for sharing. Best to you, have fun.

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