Lyle: Focus shifts from leukemia to golf
Jarrod Lyle beats his first bout of cancer and is on his way up, in golf that is. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.
Lyle: Second cancer diagnosis rocked family
John Lyle becomes sentimental when talking about the news of a second cancer diagnosis and how he handled it.
Lyle: 'Controlling destiny' led to love of golf
Jarrod Lyle discusses his youthful passions in life and how he decided to play golf over cricket. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.
Lyle: Jarrod's attitude helped others persevere
John Lyle speaks of the lives Jarrod has saved just by being so positive through his difficult times. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.
Lyle: For the second time ... 'you're cancer free'
Jarrod Lyle goes through the repercussions of his second diagnosis of leukemia. He and Dr. Jeff Szer explain the his journey to hearing the words "cancer free." Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.to look in the various registries around the world for a matched unrelated donor . Currently, there were about 14.7 million people around the world who had volunteered to donate for Jarrod. None of those was a match for him. So our third-line option here is to use cord blood to raise stem cells that had been donated in the course of delivering newborn babies around the world. -Oh, I didn't know anything about cord blood or anything like that. I knew a little bit about because we saved Lusi's cord blood , thinking that might be able to help me. But hers wouldn't work it was only 50 percent me. They needed a better match. -Now, one of the problems of cord blood transplantation in adults is that cord blood , you know, to about--by their nature, there is more--Jarrod is far from a small boy and so what we developed around the world is what we call double cord blood transplantation , where we find two units, usually from different banks, sometimes from the same bank, that combined still total will make our requirement for a cell dose for a personally given white. -I ended up finding two cord blood donors. One was from Jeremy, one was from the USA. And they said that this is the next best thing for you,
Lyle: Early years and the first fight against cancer
Jarrod Lyle and family discuss his early years and his first fight against Leukemia. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.a lot with my golf clubs and play nine holes. -I started playing golf from a very young age and just enjoyed being out there. -As long as he had a golf stick in his hand, he was right. -I thought I had the flu, and I figured, you know, I was trying really hard at school to get my work done and also playing golf and sort of traveling with golf a little bit as well. So I just figured I was just getting run down andthat, he was starting, "I'm not gonna let it beat me. I'm playing golf with you soon." -Probably the biggest thing that got me going the first time around was my golf because that's all I ever wanted to do, was become a golfer. -I first met Jarrod at the hospital, at the Royal Children's Hospital . He was seventeen years of age. The CEO of the Challenge Cancer Support at--Dave Rogers, he said to me, he said, "Look,wanted to do was play golf. So I just kept thinking about playing golf and I was lucky that through that treatment, I was well enough in between different stages of chemotherapy that I could go out and actually play golf. -From that moment, I've just really tried to help him. You know, I knew that he wanted to be a professional golfer , and he said he has always wanted to play golf with me. And we got him out, and we started playing some
Lyle: Inspired by daughter, Jarrod fights cancer again
Chapter 4 covers Jarrod Lyle discovering he has cancer... again, and his fight to be there for the birth of his daughter Lusi.been a consistent Top 10 Player, or being a winner on the PGA Tour . I think he was getting very close to both of them. -There was an article on the, I think it was on
Lyle: A fighter, a survivor and an inspiration
Jarrod Lyle's family and friends talk about what an inspiration Jarrod is and what his story has done for other people. Jarrod explains that what happened to him was a blessing and what he's gained. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.move from what we had considered normal, which was travelling on the PGA tour and we haven't done that yet. -I know that's what he wants. I know that's what his family wants, is to come back to-- come back and live in America and get back to a normal lifestyle. -I think Jarrod will have a [unk] normal, if not normal life if he can say that someone was a professional golfer has a sort of normal life. Knowing Jarrod, I think he's gonna try his hardest to keep the normal professional side of
Lyle: Emotional finish with family at '05 Heineken
Jarrod Lyle at the Heineken Classic in 2005 where he finished third and was interviewed with his family after the final round. Go to GolfChannel.com/lyle for the complete special report.afternoon, 5 years ago you've been thinking of ever standing over a golf ball again. John, I know you're pretty emotional as well and, you know, to play alongside two of the greats of the Australian game in Nick O'Hern and Craig Parry and for your young fellow to hole these set off and be right there when the guns were firing on the back