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Scott needed his strength when, a few years later, he was also diagnosed with a pituitary brain tumor. "I thought I paid my medical dues," he says. "It was one of the hardest things I've ever had to tell [my wife] Tracy."

When Tracy learned about Scott's second diagnosis, he says she held his hands and started to pray. "It was a life-changing experience," he says. "I realized all at once: 'Where am I getting my support? Where am I getting my strength? From her and from God. … Whatever happens with this, it's meant to be."

Every night, Scott says he thanks God for everything—the highs, the lows, the challenges, the victories, the roller coaster. "Without the roller coaster, without the devastations, without the low points, without the challenges and the adversity, nothing has meaning," he says.

After beating two life-threatening illnesses, Scott says it's time to skate again! He's returning to the world of figure skating after taking five years off to get his health back on track.

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FROM: Dr. Oz: After the Diagnosis with Montel Williams
Published on March 17, 2009
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