Roger Federer meets kid cancer survivor- View: 6309 by Gatto Luigi
The beatiful Marc Krajekian's story got very popular at the US Open. The ten-year-old was diagnosed with a very rare foot cancer two years ago, that affects one kid per one million. It didn't allow Marc to play tennis for several months.
'We live in a tennis community', Marc's mother, Maria, told Tennis Channel. 'Our kids spend time and become friend by playing. Every day in the year.' A few months after the terrible diagnosis, Mark's parents were forced to make a choice: amputating or not the kid's leg.
'It was the right thing to do', father Jack admitted. 'He could be cancer free again and so Marc could play again. It was himself, with a massive courage, to tell us to amputate it because he wanted to live and battle.' So he underwent surgery and it allowed Marc to live a normal life again, holding a racket between hands and having a tennis court down his feet, being helped obviously by a proshetic.
Earlier this month at Flushing Meadows he hit with Roger Federer, who gave him also autographed t-shirts and wristbands.
ALSO READ: Toni Nadal: 'Rafael will equal Roger Federer's 19 Major titles' .