Episode 14 – With Guest Scott Hamilton – When Illness Invades Your World

Jan 28, 2020

Hosts & Guests

Mitch Albom

Lisa Goich

Scott Hamilton

 Notes & Resources

Tuesdays with Morrie

Finish First: Winning Changes Everything by Scott Hamilton

Fritzy Finds a Hat by Scott Hamilton, with Mary Coffeen and illustrated by Brad Paisley, benefitting vital cancer research at Moffitt Cancer Center and through the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation, as well as Moffitt’s Families First Program.

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About This Episode

How do you deal with the world when illness comes into it? How do you handle fear when you are diagnosed with a disease? On this week’s episode of Tuesday People, Mitch Albom talks to Olympic Gold Medalist, author, and humanitarian, Scott Hamilton, about his life, career and health challenges he has faced through both cancer and a pituitary brain tumor. Hear how the most recognized figure skating star in the world overcame his obstacles to go on to become an activist and mentor for others fighting cancer, and an advocate for those in need of support. Scott’s latest book, “Fritzy Finds A Hat” – with illustrations by his good friend, country music star, Brad Paisley – helps children talk about cancer. Scott will inspire you to reflect on the moments of joy, humanity and laughter in life and teach you how spending time with those you love is the key to healing and living.

Guest: Scott Hamilton

The most recognized male figure skating star in the world, Scott Hamilton has won 70 titles, awards and honors including an Emmy Award nomination, induction into the United States Olympic Hall of Fame and a privileged member of the World Figure Skating Hall of Fame.

In 1984, Scott captured the attention of the world with his Olympic Gold medal performances in Saravejo and since has shared his love and enthusiasm for the sport as a analyst/commentator, performer, producer and best-selling author (Finish First: Winning Changes Everything, 2018; The Great Eight, 2009; Landing It, 1999). He further inspires others as a speaker, humanitarian, and as a cancer and pituitary brain tumor survivor.

After losing his mother to cancer, then becoming survivor himself, Scott turned activist, launching the Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation (Cancer Alliance for Research, Education and Survivorship). He founded several education and survivorship programs including Chemocare.com and the 4th Angel Mentoring Program.  Events such as Sk8 to Elimin8 Cancer and An Evening with Scott Hamilton & Friends galas fund research into treatments that treat the cancer and spare the patient.

He is also the founder of the Scott Hamilton Skating Academy at the Ford Ice Centers in Antioch, TN and Bellevue, TN, where he may frequently be found coaching Learn to Skate students and sharing his love of skating.

In what little free time remains, Scott can be found on the golf course and enjoys spending time with his wife Tracie and four children – at their home outside Nashville, Tennessee.


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Posted by Mitch Albom on Tuesday, January 28, 2020