During this week of overdramatized buildup and dissection of Super Bowl XLVI, Giants linebacker Mark Herzlich serves as a reminder that ultimately it's just a game.
On May 14, 2009, while playing for Boston College, Herzlich announced that he had been diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma -- a rare form of bone cancer. If controlled, an individual diagnosed with this form of the disease is generally given a 65 percent chance at survival. However, Herzlich's cancer had metastasized. He was given a 10 percent chance to live. Even if he survived, Herzlich was told by doctors that he might never walk again.
On Sunday, Mark Herzlich will play in the Super Bowl.
In honor of @MarkHerzlich, Page 2 presents Mark Herzlich's most inspirational moments on Twitter:
@MarkHerzlich, Cancer Survivor / New York Giant #58/ BC Alum