Broncos CEO Paul White Battles Brain Cancer: The Power Of Positive Attitude


Broncos CEO Paul White fought brain cancer for nine months. He suffered seizure last year on June 30 and was diagnosed of low-grade brain tumor. White thought he was going to die, but what he did not know that this was going to be the biggest fight of his life. Paul White was featured on the ABC’s Australian Story on Monday, April 4, where he spoke extensively about his fears and hopes while dealing with brain cancer. “I thought I was dying. I thought ‘this is it’. You can’t explain it,” White said. He suffered seizure at Broncos administration base at Red Hill last year, reports Courier Mail. The nine-month battle has been the most dramatic fight with a number of highs and lows. White even lost his father while he was fighting cancer.Like us on Facebook Post-Cardiac Surgery Recovery Tip: Stay Positive The 50-year-old CEO said that during his job as a police officer in Queensland’s poorest regions he has witnessed more deaths. However, White still believes that you have an option to suffer or change your outlook and live as much as you can. “You can breathe that in and it can be a really stressful thought that eats away at you or you can choose to view your life as something that’s there to be lived because it can be taken away from you like that,” he said. He has always lived with sense of purpose and any kind of challenge does not deter him. Negative feelings are inevitable but attitude towards negativity shows real mettle and Paul White has proved that. White’s tumor was in the brain, which was inoperable, but he focused on the fact that tumor is low grade and treatable. He said, “When you’re sitting in a cancer clinic you see there’s a lot more people worse off than I am.” According to Courier Mail, he responded to chemotherapy positively and doctors were encouraged to increase the dose. White feels renewed after the treatment. He says, “If anything it’s given me another spring in my step because I realize how lucky I am.” White adds his wife has been very supportive and his daughters kept him motivated throughout the treatment. The only fear he had was that he will not be able to walk his daughters down the aisle and see his grandchildren. He says, “The one thing I don’t want to fail at is being a good father.” Paul White celebrated the diagnosis of brain tumor. He said, “We actually had a celebration the night I was diagnosed with a low grade tumor.” Call it keeping the sunny side up when it is dark around you! Positive attitude does not stop cancer from growing but it can make life better for everyone around you. Photo Source: BrisbaneBroncos/Twitter, Pexels