Young Cancer Patient Beats Back at Illness With Bodybuilding — and Wins

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Young, healthy, and fit. That's what Zach Zeiler was just before he was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma at 15 years old. The effects of the debilitating disease caused him to lose about 100 pounds, but Zeiler was determined to beat back his cancer, literally. He took all of his frustrations with both his sickness and his painful treatments and focused his energy onto something positive: fitness. Even after undergoing radiation, Zach made time for two hours each day to work out and discovered his passion in the process. Now 20 years old and in remission, he maintains his body and diet with a fitness regimen that many of his nearly 50,000 YouTube followers have found inspiring. Watch the video to see his story of survival and fitness success.