“Forever Thankful”: Shaun White’s Physical Therapist Pays Gratitude to Him for Supporting in Her Cancer Fight

Published 02/11/2022, 10:43 AM EST

People may forget your achievements or why you were the greatest player of all time, but they’ll never forget what you did for them. To uplift someone when they are at their lowest is what makes a person great. Along with being the greatest snowboarder of all time, Shaun White is also the greatest human being ever.

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The three-time Olympic gold medalist shares a very special bond with his physical therapist, Esther Lee. She has been there for him throughout the thick and thin of his snowboarding journey and when she needed him; he did the same.

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Esther is forever grateful to Shaun

Yesterday, before Shaun’s final run at the Beijing Winter Olympic 2022, his physical therapist, Esther shared a heartwarming post about the legend on her Instagram account. She said, “I am forever thankful for the way he has supported and motivated me along my journey to conquer cancer. Together we have challenged each other, laughed and cried together and celebrated the little victories along the way.”

 

 

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She further added, “I am so very honored to be by his side in this final chapter of his legendary career; he deserves all our love, loudest cheers and respect, Let’s go Team Shaun.”

Shaun got emotional for his friend

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The snowboarding champion was broken by the news of Esther’s cancer and wished for her good health more than anything else in the world. Esther has been a good friend to him all these years, and she means the world to him.

2022 Beijing Olympics – Snowboard – Men’s Snowboard Halfpipe Final Run 3 – Genting Snow Park, Zhangjiakou, China – February 11, 2022. Camera crew surround Shaun White of the United States after his final run. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

In an interaction with NBC, he said,How could such an amazing person that only gives to others have something like this happen to her, I love her to death, more than any of this Olympics or these sports or any of this stuff. To have her with me right now, it’s everything because I didn’t really think I was going to have her with me.” 

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His achievements are maybe half the reason people adore him. Though his character speaks louder than what he has ever accomplished as a sportsperson.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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