Yuvraj Singh Pledges To Help People Battling Cancer
By CricShots - Jun 8, 2020 3:22 pm
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Former Indian all-rounder, Yuvraj Singh, who won his battle with cancer, on National Cancer Survivors Day, and pledged to help those battling the disease. Captioning a picture on Instagram, the veteran southpaw wrote: “When life gives you a 2nd chance, it should be used for the greatest good.”

Yuvraj Singh
Yuvraj Singh

He further added, “Being a survivor, I know the pain & agony of fighting cancer. On #CancerSurvivorsDay I once again pledge to take care of those who are battling cancer.” The 2011 World Cup-winner signed off on a motivational note. “Don’t give up,” he wrote.

National Cancer Survivors Day is celebrated on the first Sunday of June every year since 1988. Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung following India’s infamous World Cup win in 2011. He had scored 362 runs and claimed 15 wickets in the tournament and was bestowed with the Player of the Tournament award in the end.

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The southpaw’s fight against cancer and his comeback to the Indian team is as inspiring as it can get. He underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis and returned to India in April 2012. In 2018, on his 37th birthday, the flamboyant all-rounder took a decision to support the treatment of 25 children suffering from cancer.

Yuvraj Singh also founded YouWeCan, which is a non-profit organization that aims at spreading awareness about cancer and empowering survivors. Currently, India is going through a nationwide lockdown. Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus positive patients in India went past 236000 with almost 6700 people losing their lives on Saturday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

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Almost the entire is in a lockdown due to the scare of the ever-escalating situation concerning the World Health Organisation-recognized pandemic that is the Coronavirus. Everything- schools, colleges, airports, railway stations, gyms, sporting events, movies, offices- have been put under lockdown as the world continues to self-isolate in order to control the pandemic.