Niagara Falls lighting up in red to honour gold-medal snowboarder
Published February 8, 2022 at 3:13 pm
Just three years ago, Max Parrot was laying in a hospital bed undergoing chemotherapy to fight Hodgkin’s lymphoma. On Monday night, he won the first Canadian gold medal of the Beijing Winter Olympics.
To acknowledge his accomplishment, Niagara Falls will light up in red to honour him from 8 to 8:15 pm.
Parrot placed first in the men’s snowboard slopestyle competition held February 7 in Beijing, with fellow Canadian Mark McMorris also adding a bronze medal in the event.
The win caps an incredible comeback story for Parrot who was forced to miss the entire 2018-19 season after being diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma
Being diagnosed with Hodgkin in December 2018, Parrot, the silver medalist at the PyeongChang 2018 Winter Olympics, began chemotherapy.
After he was done and given a clean bill of health, it didn’t take long for him to rebuild his strength, his muscle and his athletic career, winning the Oslo X Games big air event in August 2019.
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