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Moms help Mark Herzlich, Marcus Dixon

Updated: May 11, 2012, 4:03 PM ET
By Amanda Rykoff

Conquering cancer with help from mom: Mark Herzlich

If a writer submitted a screenplay based on Mark Herzlich's life, Hollywood executives would likely reject it as too unlikely.

The New York Giants linebacker, a former All-American at Boston College, was diagnosed with Ewing's sarcoma, a form of bone cancer, before his senior season. Doctors didn't know if he would survive the disease, much less play football again. Through hard work, dedication and an unrelenting will ...

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