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Chuck Pagano an inspiration in Indy

Colts coach a beacon of hope for people facing their own battles with leukemia

Updated: December 19, 2012, 3:45 PM ET
By Wayne Drehs | ESPN.com

INDIANAPOLIS -- On the third floor of the Indiana University cancer center, a 38-year-old man sits in a leather recliner, fighting for his life. He wears an unflattering mint green hospital gown that seems too big for his frame. His thin, black hair stands defiantly atop his head. It has yet to begin falling out. But it will.

The calendar on the back of the bathroom door says it's the middle of December. The final countdown to Christmas has begun. But in this room, for now, there ...

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