Jimmy Giroux: 10-year-old cancer survior signs with Norwich University basketball team
11:19 AM, Jan 23, 2014
7:54 AM, Jan 24, 2014
NORTHFIELD, Vt. - A 10-year-old cancer survivor is now living out his basketball dream thanks to Norwich University.
Jimmy Giroux signed a national letter of intent with the Cadet men's basketball team.
"Never met a kid with more heart in my entire life. I've never met a more competitive person, in anything in my entire life," said Tom McDonald, a senior on the team.
When Jimmy was just 8-months-old, he was diagnosed with leukemia. After years of treatments and surgeries, including two bone marrow transplants, he is leukemia free.
The treatments were severe and have permanently affected his growth, but that doesn't stop him from living life to the fullest.
"It's been an emotional roller coaster. We've had our ups, we've had our downs. More downs than ups but lately we've had more ups. We've had a lot of positive things happen to us. And Jimmy's always seemed to be the glue to this family, who has kept us together," said his father, Rick Giroux.
The coach calls him the first member of the 2014 class.