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Centered by a Miracle

In "Centered by a Miracle," Steve Rom details his battle with leukemia, and the former NFL player who helped him through it. Book excerpt

Updated: July 9, 2007, 2:14 PM ET
By Steve Rom and Rod Payne | Special to Page 2

Editor's note: The following excerpt is from "Centered by a Miracle: A True Story of Friendship, Football, and Life" by Steve Rom and Rod Payne.

This is a story of an athlete who gets it, a man who knows the principles he learned and practiced on the field -- teamwork, self-sacrifice, commitment -- aren't just empty coaches' catch-phrases, they're rules to live by.

This is a story of a writer in need, a man who is vulnerable, a man who can't afford anything but the most genuine ...

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