Bible to Ride on City of Hope Float at Rose Parade
Dec. 12, 2017
PASADENA, Calif. – Redshirt junior outfielder Chad Bible of the San Diego State baseball team will be one of 10 cancer survivors or patients to ride on the City of Hope on January 1,
This marks the 46th year that
Bible was diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma in January 2017 and despite the diagnosis, the Valencia, California native played in seven games and hit .318 in his 22 at-bats during the 2017 season. In August, Bible found out he is completely cancer-free, and he recently completed fall practices at SDSU. He is expected to be a focal point of the SDSU lineup
“Even if I was told I only had a 5 percent chance of living, I was confident I would survive,” said Bible to City of Hope concerning his initial reaction to the diagnosis. “The cancer diagnosis was more of a heartbreak for baseball. I worked really hard in the fall, had a starting position in the outfield and then was told I was not going to be able to play that year. It wasn’t until later on that it kind of set in that I was about to go through something pretty difficult.”
SDSU, winners of four of the last five Mountain West tournament championships, will open its 2018 campaign on Feb. 16 at home against UC Santa Barbara.
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