Lives with: Large B Cell Lymphoma (NHL)
Referred by: Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston
Hometown: Tyrone, GA
Hobbies: Working out, running track, playing football
Favorite Sport: football
Sports Hero: Marshawn Lynch
Meet Imoter “Mo” Mngerem, an athlete who never backs down to a challenge… Mo is an amazing 19-year old young man from Tyrone, GA and our first Dream Recipient from our new Atlanta Chapter! He was referred to us from the Aflac Cancer & Blood Disorders Center at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston. Mo is an active, high school athlete whose college aspirations include playing football and running track. Mo’s peers might spend their time thinking about college applications, jobs, and prom but Mo’s thoughts have had to include other things. He was diagnosed with Large B Cell Lymphoma (NHL) on his 18th birthday so Mo’s primary focus has been on his health and re-evaluating his immediate plans. Despite the very different direction his life has taken, Mo is an extremely upbeat young man and focusing on positive thoughts has been a way for him to cope with the very unexpected news.
Prior to his diagnosis, if he wasn’t running track or playing football you would probably find Mo in the gym. Some might describe him as a “workout junkie” and his excellent physical condition is certainly a huge advantage in overcoming this disease. Sports have always been large part of Mo’s life so he is no stranger to teamwork. His “team” at CHOA has been there every step of the way and have really rallied behind this young man. In many ways, the care that he has received from them embodies the way he hopes to help other people one day. His dream of becoming a strength and conditioning coach will allow him to help others reach their full potential. Mo’s determination, courage, and tenacity will be essential as he overcomes his battle with cancer and refocuses on his hopes and dreams for the future!