Haitian Cancer Survivor Turns Life Around to Help Kids

Haitian Cancer Survivor Turns Life Around to Help Kids

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CNN Hero with kids he mentors through soccerAfter a deadly cancer diagnosis, he dedicated his life to helping hundreds of kids from Haiti’s slums.

Five years ago, Patrice Millet learned he was in the advanced stages of a rare bone cancer. A stem cell transplant was his only hope for survival.

After nine months of treatment and recovery, the businessman from Haiti was told his cancer was in remission. Millet returned home determined to start living the life he’d always wanted: helping children from Haiti’s poorest slums have a brighter future.

Millet sold his construction supply business and started a program that uses soccer to help children stay out of trouble and learn valuable life skills.

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