How Golf Saved My Life - Making the Turn

Mahina Young found his game, and the next step of his life, by moonlight in his living room.
By Kris Fay

Mahina"In the middle of the road of my life I awoke in the dark wood where the true way was wholly lost."
DANTE (1265-1321), ITALIAN AUTHOR AND POET

Prostate cancer is one of the deadliest cancers a man can be diagnosed with, and about one in six will develop it. Typically found in men 55 and older, Portland resident Mahina Young found out he had prostate cancer in 2008. He was just 49 at the time.

For Young, his diagnosis was a fluke. What his doctor thought was a simple infection turned out to be an aggressive form of the cancerthat had already spread outside his prostate. In most cases, the Stage Four diagnosis would have been a death sentence, but not for Young.

"The doctor gave me all the news and told me the options. That was in August of 2008," said Young. "I told him I was always up for a challenge and that we should get going with it." And "it" was a long process. In the months following his diagnosis, Young went through prostate surgery, eight weeks of aggressive radiation treatments and continuing hormone injections.

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Portlander fights cancer at Pac Am


Man spreads word at Pacific Amateur Golf Classic in Central Oregon

By Zack Hall / The Bulletin                 Published: September 01. 2011

BB Article  

Portland's William Young 52 tees off while playing at the Pacific Amateur Golf Classic at Lost Tracks Golf Club in Bend Wednesday. Young suffers from prostate cancer and wants to use his experiences to help other men in beating the disease.

 

 William “Mahina” Young is new to competitive golf. But it would be hard to find anyone who puts more importance on playing in the Golf World Pacific Amateur Golf Classic than this 52-year-old Portland resident. To read the rest of this article Click Here.

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