Woody Roseland is a name you should get to know. Five time cancer survivor, stand-up comedian, inspirational speaker, and all around amazing guy, Woody is making his mark.
In 2007, due to a nagging pain in his left leg Woody ended up in a hospital and was diagnosed with bone cancer, he was forced to stop playing but became a symbol of perseverance, strength, and positivity both on the sidelines and throughout his school. It was at this time that I was just getting to know Woody, we attended school together for a long time and had found ourselves in the same circle of friends. I never left Woody without a huge smile on my face, and despite the fact that he was the one battling cancer he always seemed to be the one holding all of us together.
Woody underwent a knee replacement to rid himself of the cancer and went into remission. Unfortunately the cancer has continued to resurface in his body, including a tumor in his calf that resulted in amputation of his left leg below the knee. But Woody continues to stand tall, he now does stand-up comedy, speaks to schools and emcees major events. He was also recently nominated for the TED Mile High Talk. I encourage any and all of you to check out his website at WoodyRoseland.com!
Check Out his YouTube Channel here
For those in Colorado support his Laughs to Save Limbs and Lives Event on April 20, 2012
Follow him on Twitter @WoodyRoseland
Seriously, this guy is unbelievable.