What is the real point?

I am going to bring up a controversial topic that I hope to talk about non-controversially.

lanceI understand that this has completely died down long ago but we are watching a special about him and his life and I have some things to say.

I don’t want to talk about whether these cyclists should be allowed to take these drugs.  That’s not something I want to go in to here at this point.  I want to think about all the wonderful things this guy did that had nothing to do with cycling or doping or any of that.

I get that cheating is terrible and rules were broken and what was done was wrong.  HOWEVER!!  He has taken on cancer that was a death sentence and survived.  To further continue to take on a feat that you, or I or pretty much anyone wouldn’t dream of on our healthiest days.  This is a man that has raised billions of dollars for cancer research.  He has been an advocate and front man for some of the best advancements we have in cancer.  Cycling was his platform and gave him the ability to generate a ton of funding, but these good, wonderful things he has done shouldn’t be negated when they have nothing to do with cycling.

Anyway, sorry to salt old wounds, but after watching this special I felt fairly strongly about some things.

I am curious (though this may be scary to ask), what do you think?