Olympic Silver Medalist Max Parrot Diagnosed with Cancer
Sad news announced today from the CBC, detailing Max Parrot’s recent diagnosis of Hodgkin’s lymphoma. “This is a new kind of competition I must face, and I intend to do everything I can to win,” the decorated Canadian said in a press conference earlier today.
“It was tough to hear the news, and it’s still hard now. But at first, the most difficult for me was to realize that I would have to put an end to my season. When I missed the Dew Tour in mid-December, it was because I had to undergo the biopsy and it was a challenging time because I had never missed a single competition in seven years. And it won’t be easy to stay at home these upcoming months because I’m used to traveling at this time of year. But I have a new type of challenge to take on.”
Parrot’s most recent major podium finish was a silver at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
According to the CBC, the the rare form that starts in the white blood cells is still in the early stages and with treatment, Parrot’s prognosis is “very good”.
Over the course of the last few hours, riders and members of the snowboarding world have started to reach out via social media offering their support.
From all of us over at SNOWBOARDER, we wish Max a full and speedy recovery.