Jared Graves Diagnosed with a Brain Tumor

Sep 4, 2018 at 0:15
by Pinkbike Staff  
bigquotesSome news of the not so awesome variety. To cut a long story short, since getting back home from Whistler I suffered a couple of seizures, and woke up from one last Thursday morning to paramedics taking me off to hospital, where tests and scans were done to discover I have a tumor growing in my brain. So for now more scans and doctors appointments and scans over the next week leading to surgery within the next approximately 10 days. The plan at the moment is to then start chemotherapy. Not sure what else to say for now, it’s all hit so fast....needless to say I won’t be at the last 2 EWS rounds this year as this new battle begins.Jared Graves

Our thoughts and best wishes go out to Jared and his family and we all hope he has a speedy recovery.


340 Comments

  • + 1457
 I'm reading this sitting in hospital in Newcasle with my 2 year old son who is fighting neuroblastoma cancer, he's slowly recovering from high dose chemo after a very tough few weeks - the bravery of the kids on this ward is mind blowing. You can do it Jared, stay strong and I'm sure you will be back on the bike at full speed again. All the best from me and Frank.
  • + 240
 thoughts to your son Frank buddy, must be horrific (I idolise my daughter like any parent) but little kids are sooo strong- sincere best wishes!
  • + 50
 Best of luck to your little man as well Dude !
  • + 17
 @sewer-rat: cheers fella, he will get there I'm sure.
  • + 26
 Frank's got my prayers and wishes, stay strong and keep fighting
  • + 13
 Best of luck and loads of strength to you and your little warrior man. Healing vibes from Belium.
  • + 12
 Wow Crag. Thoughts with you and your family. I'm sure everyone here reading this will be right there with you all fighting this- just as we are for Jared there. What a bombshell. Love to you man.
  • + 7
 Hang on in there crag79, the resilience of children is phenomena, wishing your family happier times.
  • + 21
 Imagine being a 2 year old called Frank, what a dude. All the best to him, sounds like he’s in good hands.
  • + 15
 I’m currently waiting in line at hospital for a checkup after my cancer treatment I had 7 years ago. Great timing...
  • + 6
 Speedy recovery to your little ripper dude, breaks my heart to hear when youngsters are unwell.
  • + 7
 All the best to you your family and your son.
  • + 6
 Positive thoughts to you an your son. You are both Heros.
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flag ShempHoward (Sep 4, 2018 at 3:25) (Below Threshold)
 Damn that sucks, I'm not a doctor but pretty close.... Would recomend getting a second opinion, maybe at the Cleveland Clinic or Moffitt. Unless it's inoperable I would stay far away from any type of chemo. Either way heal up and wish you the best.
  • + 3
 All the best to your kid as well. Stay strong.
  • + 3
 All the best mate!
  • + 2
 Sending your boy (and you) all the best wishes crag79! Hope you will have lots of time to go riding together with your little fella!
  • + 3
 Ffs dude stay strong pal kids are resilient
  • + 3
 Wishing you the best!!!
  • + 11
 @crag79 The news about Jared made me sad, but as a father of a two year old myself, your post made me a little misty. I can't do anything except offer moral support, but hopefully it all gets better from here.
  • + 5
 A dad of a 2 years old boy here... My mother and my grandmother won their battle against cancer years ago, and they are still healthy. Your boy will soon be stronger than ever!
  • + 7
 My younger brother is a survivor, 32 now diagnosed when he was 3. All my thoughts and prayers go out to you.
  • + 4
 Literally Praying for you!!! Full recovery, total healing and favorable and excellent medical care!!!! Nothing less!!! You will SQAUSH THIS!
  • + 2
 Wish all the best to your son and your family. Stay strong
  • + 3
 no words man, stay strong, fight the good fight and have your little dude heal up fast
  • + 2
 Wishing you the best and to your kid too, my prayers go out with you too
  • + 5
 I read another comment similar to what I’m about to say.

Seeing the news about Jared is a super downer but you’re a strong person and you will beat this Jared! Prayers and healing vibes going out for you from my family!

@crag79 prayers out to you and your 2 year old in the form of strength for you and momma and healing for your 2 year old. I’m a father of 3 ranging from 3-9 in age. I’ve been thouroughly blessed with not having to go through anything like what you’re going through. Your young rippers gonna pull through this man!
  • + 2
 I feel for you. And Jared. Stay strong.
  • + 2
 Craig-as a parent of twin boys (both of whom go to the Sea Otter with me every year), I can only imagine what you and your family are going through. Prayers for you, your family and most of all your son.
  • + 2
 Can't even imagine what you and your son must be going through. It grieves me to read stuff like this because life is so precious. I sincerely wish all the best to you, Frank, and the rest of your family. Tell him that he's done what no one else can... He's gotten the whole PB community united behind him. It's something we're all in agreement on! Peace, to you and yours.
  • + 2
 Hope the treatment goes well! It's so hard to even think about what you're going through. Stay strong!
  • + 4
 Never post on PB, but just wanted to say, as a father of a one year old and a three year old, you really got me with this one. Praying for Frank and for your fam. You can beat this!
  • + 4
 Stay strong, tell Franky he's got an army wishing him well.
  • + 3
 I saw this comment last night, way down towards the bottom of the thread, and was genuinely hoping it would be at the top. It was good to see it where it is this morning.

God bless your boy. I can’t imagine. I’ve got three myself (8 months, 3 and 4 years.) Thanks for sharing.
  • + 15
 My 10 year old son had brain caner 19 month ago. I'm so happy that he recoverd fully and starts to hit the dirt Park. Be blessed jared.
  • + 2
 My prayers to you and your family, God bless you and the best times are yet to come!! cheers brotha!
  • + 4
 Best wishes go out to you and your son, cancer is a bitch of a thing and no one deserves to go through what you are going through, those kids are among the bravest and strongest out there, and should be an inspiration to us all to never give up fighting.
  • + 4
 when i read this stuff im blown away with the reality of how delicate life is and how important what we have is with kids and our families. Im having a battle to even see my kids i wish everyone understood how important life is and how we need to live every moment, my thoughts and emotional pain is with you all, im sorry and understand the battles we have to do, being in it is terrible, no words to describe, we hope and pray we all pass through to a better future the other side . God bless the little children and all those suffering like this, we will make it through.
  • + 4
 Four years ago I had one of my closest friends diagnosed with neuroblastoma. Today he's the single fittest, most driven, most annoyingly productive human being I know. In an increasing percentage of the population, treatment works. As corny as it sounds to type, positive thinking works wonders as well, and there's a reason why every indigenous nation on Earth believes in some kind of higher power. Shits very real, IMO. All the best to you and your's.
  • + 235
 Go home cancer... you're drunk. Honestly, who chooses to go toe-to-toe with this man!? He'd wreck anyone! Best of luck with the treatment Jared, we look forward to seeing you back out giving the mountains hell soon.
  • + 7
 @Deuce-DeuceAndAHalf Wish I could upvote you 100 times.
  • + 142
 Jesus christ. Good luck in recovery.
  • + 72
 It's the kind of thing that makes you realize how small and dumb mtn biking really is....then when you beat it, you really just want to go ride the shit out of your mtn bike. Good thoughts, man!
  • + 19
 Jared I wish you the very best with your recovery! You beat everyone on your bike, and now you'll be beating this asshole of a tumor aswell! Hope you get well soon!
  • + 13
 #f*ckcancer
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flag Boardlife69 (Sep 4, 2018 at 7:12) (Below Threshold)
 I blame Specialized, it has to be their fault somehow. I kid, I kid. Heal up soon buddy.
  • + 4
 Zkurvena rakovina!!! Healing vibes and all best, Jared!
  • + 31
 @Boardlife69: dude.... time and place. This is neither.
  • + 3
 @scary1: f*cking exactly dude!
  • + 111
 Oh man... I had that same exact bewildered look in your picture Jared a year ago. Super healthy, was running one day, the next I spent 60 days in hospital with tumor the size of a water bottle in my back. 500+ hours of chemo and a bone marrow + stem cell transplant and I came out the other side thankfully.

I don't talk much about it, but thought I would say a couple things that really hit home here... It is a scary scary deal when you are this age and get cancer like that. So confusing when someone says YOU have it. It really put things into perspective for me, personally, work, family, kids... Best thing you have going for you probably right now is your mental strength and your physical strength to beat this stupid thing and come out stronger on the other end... I couldn't thank those doctors and nurses enough who worked on me, try to trust them.

Keep up the good fight man!
  • + 47
 Shiiiit!! Thanks for sharing this, Jared. I hope the treatment goes well and you’re back to full health soon.
  • + 25
 One of the most immensely talented cyclists of his generation and one of the nicest pros I've had a chance to speak with on a gondola ride up the mountain. Pulling for you Jared as you have pulled for your mate #91 all these years.
  • + 24
 Don't know what to say. It's so depressing when you see a daily fighter, cuz' every sportsman/woman are fighter on their own filed, and then disaster struck like this...
Really don't know what to say... just wish all the best for Jared, and hope he'll get back on the bike, maybe the will and the love of the bike and family keeps him strong.
We're with you man!
  • + 21
 As a cancer survivor myself I’m sending you, and anyone dealing with cancer, all the strength and positive vibes I can muster.

Stay as positive as you can and attack this like you’ve attacked your mtb career and you’ll be good to go. Just think of the great story you’ll have when you beat this and all the new people you’ll reach and inspire as a result.

Hang in there and stay strong bro!
  • + 17
 And we were wondering why he couldnt ride that well! It reminds me of Richard Burns in WRC in 2003 when he couldnt drive as fast as the rest. Heal up soon Champ. Best of wishes.
  • + 9
 He's been riding really well, look at his last EWS results. He always rode well, just had terrible luck with mechanicals.
  • - 13
flag mollow (Sep 4, 2018 at 14:13) (Below Threshold)
  • + 14
 Stay positive and take each day at a time and you'll get through it and be back riding strong again. I had Hodgkin's lymphoma last year and while of course our experiences will be different, the attitude you approach it with is what will make all the difference. You'll beat this Jared!
  • + 14
 Unbelievable sad! Life is so fragile, a champion of champions is hit with something like this out of nowhere! I'm crossing fingers for Jared, he's an inspiration to myself and probably many mountain bikers, and I hope he succeeds in beating this and getting back to his normal life again.
  • + 14
 So sorry to hear this, Jared. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!
  • + 13
 The man is a champ, he will beat this easy with his mentality and fitness!! And of course all of our thoughts and positivity, rooting for ya fella
  • + 10
 Pump the brakes everyone. A tumor isn't necessarily malignant cancer.
I have two family members that had very large tumors in their brains which certainly caused some issues and required scary medical intervention but they were not "cancer".
Lets keep a positive mindset here and hope for great outcome once they test.

Hoping all the best for you Jared. You're literally a champion and no doubt have the mental strength to get through this.
  • + 3
 If chemotherapy is an option it's very unlikely that Jared has a benign tumor.
  • + 9
 Healing vibes sent out to you Jared , I was diagnosed with Esophagus cancer on December 5th last year , totally devastating news to try to come to terms with when you get told that you have Cancer, I thought that that was it , game over , but , with the help of the local hospital and Velindre cancer hospital in Cardiff they started me on 5weeks of chemotherapy every Monday and radiotherapy every day for 5 weeks , don’t get me wrong going through that treatment was absolutely fkn brutal and there were days I thought it would be easier on myself and my family to just end it ! But I finished my treatment on March 1st this year and thank god im still here , initially the surgeon and my oncologist said they were confident that they could remove the tumour/esophogus and part of my stomach and that would be it but unfortunately after my 6week scan the tumor had spread to a group of lymph nodes surrounding my kidneys and possibly into my liver, however another scan 6 weeks later and there has been no spread past the lymph nodes , to say I was over joyed is an understatement as the operation was then deemed ineffective as the cancer had spread, what I’m trying to say basically is what my oncologist told me , your young , fit , healthy and that plays massively on pulling through and also a positive mental attitude is the key to kicking cancers arse, I’m not going to give in to it I’ve got way too much to live for , same as you Jared you just got to fight this fkkr with everything you got stay fit , don’t give in (not that you will) and a good medical team on your side and you will come out of this and be back smashing the trails in no time , it’s not going to be easy ,but , it can be done, Fk Cancer????
  • + 9
 I’m about a year and a half out from my fight with Intratesticular Rhabdomyosarcoma. 2 surgery’s and 24 weeks of chemo later and I’m still kicking round. You got this buddy! It may suck, but you’re strong and will back at it in no time! Much love~
  • + 9
 Good Luck Jared, its gonna be tough but if anybody can grind it out, its you.
  • + 6
 My wife went through the same thing (astrocytoma growing in her motor cortex) 6 years ago (when only 32). It's scary shit & once they know it's there it all happens REALLY fast. Best of luck Jared! If you fight this with even half the intensity you showed to get to the Olympics then you'll be in a good place after the surgery I'm sure...
Kia Kaha! (Stay strong)
  • + 6
 Healing vibes, my identical twin brother had a Tumor removed the size of a baseball from his brain over 15 years ago, he was in a very bad way before they discovered the tumor, you are luck that this was discovered early. He made a full recovery. We have amazing doctors and nurses to care for the sick. Take care, life is a fragile thing to be cherished.
  • + 11
 Fuck. Best wishes dude x
  • + 9
 Praying for you Jared! Thoughts, good vibes, positive energy and all that coming your way.
  • + 5
 Shit news Jared, currently going through the chemo thing with my wife, hard to believe that such nasty chemicals can be good for you but it’s the best way to say F U Cancer, hang in there and I’m sure you’ll come through this.
  • + 8
 It's gonna be the longest stage you ever had to push through but you got this!
  • + 1
 Nicely put.
  • + 5
 Stay positive, they are a lot more common than people realise. A good friend of mine has recovered well after finding out the same way coming round in hospital after a fit, he had surgery and that went so well they decided chemo wasn’t necessary afterward.
  • + 6
 Best wishes to you Jared!, Who can forget his 3rd Place at the World Champs on his enduro bike?! You animal!! We all hope you make a full recovery from this! www.youtube.com/watch?v=zND44SKuWVI
  • + 5
 Hey man, you conquered so much, you can do this too (even though I realize there is no fun in this one).

Look, you've represented so many companies in such a great way, been a role model for so many of us. If you need anything, ask. Allow us to do something back. I'm proud to think we as a cycling community helped Andrew Cho from GT when he needed it and I saw some true legends pitch in. If we can invest in the latest parts and components, we can definitely invest in our inspiration.

Stay strong man, you're a fighter!
  • + 4
 Ask them about Gamma knife as an alternative to the chemo. What they absolutely will not tell you about the chemotherapy is that it will eventually cause deterioration of the atlas and axis vertebrae at the base of the skull, it will cause damage to the nerve bundle there and that means, well, not great things.
  • + 4
 My thoughts and prayers are with you man, I grew up following you from the NORBA days and you have always been an inspiration. I lost my dad to brain cancer when I was 18 but cancer affects everyone differently and if anyone on this planet can overcome this shit, its you brother. Crush this like you have crushed racing the past 20 years! We want you back on the podium!
  • + 8
 Healing vibes Jared and thanks for sharing - keep fighting!!
  • + 4
 So sad.. just shows you we could all get something like this. It's really just bad luck. It's so important to get checked regularly by your Doctor and NEVER be embarrassed about asking questions or getting something checked that you feel is not right. This is why we need to spend more money on research. It never seems that important until you or a family member gets sick. Lots of dedicated people out there are working hard to make these kind of things a thing of the past. But most research and University are grossly underfunded. Fight hard, trust your medical team and you can beat this, all the best.
  • + 4
 This is a battle that you will overcome and come back stronger for going through it. I look forward to seeing you back in whistler crushing it . All the best to you and your family!
  • + 7
 Good luck man! We'll all be pulling for you!
  • + 4
 Healing vibes Jared.... cancer is everywhere - it attacked my mom this year, she's on chemiotherapy aswell. Take care and I hope you'll destroy it and win the fight. My mom did it so you will do it aswell! STAY STRONG
  • + 3
 You can get through this, you are strong! Be positive, we are looking forward to your return to racing! Plus, who will keep Curtis in line???

Btw- my 12 year old daughter was just diagnosed 2.5 weeks ago with a pituitary gland tumor, we are awaiting her surgery as well! We are in San Diego, great teams of doctors out there...shop them!
  • + 3
 Using this as a good time to talk about symptoms of brain tumors: what are the symptoms? Jared had seizures, which obviously a pretty clear identifier, but could he have suffered from headaches? Blurred vision? Slower responses?

I suffer with headaches pretty badly, especially when under heat stress. I can ride hard in the winter with no headaches, but in the summer get them even on leisurely rides.

I've always worried that headaches could be a signal of impending issues later on, if people with brain tumors might never feel "off" until they start getting seizures.
  • + 6
 @PHeller: Depends where the tumour is but my friends was above ear behind temple. I remember sitting at a campfire at LeMans 24hrs drinking beers with him and he was complaining about how he felt like he’d had terrible wisdom tooth ache for the last few months and should get it checked, his jaw looked a bit swollen. He also looked run down but he’s hell of a hard worker so put it down to doing too many hours. He asked me if it could be anything else (I’m a medical scientist and do Stem cell transplants for a living) and I replied “nothing there but brain so hope not” & told him to go to the dentist and get an x Ray, he hadn’t got round to that before he had a fit in the night and just like Jared, woke up in hospital having scans to assess the tumour. It’s over two years later and he’s basically back to normal now. So from that if you are ever worried get checked out properly, no one ever wants to think the worse so you and friends and family can easily dismiss things and assume explainations for symptoms are from other things with zero worries I.e. wisdom tooth ache.
  • + 5
 Good luck with your fight, wishing you the best of luck for the surgery & chemotherapy, our thoughts are with you...stay strong mate!
  • + 6
 The kind of news you never want to read. Wish you all the best Jared!!
  • + 2
 Oh, Man...Jared I am so sorry for you. I wish you the best of luck. nope, nevermind...it's not luckj. You are in great shape and a strong fighter. You will fight this and be able to overcome it. Just know you have the love and support from many, many people all of whom are wishing you the best. If you ever need anything don't hesitate to ask for it. There are lots of people who will be there to help you through this difficult time.
  • + 5
 Thinking of you and yours fella. Get this shite beaten, you’ll be chillin in the garden with a beer in no time.
  • + 3
 Jared, you have been an inspiration in my life over the years. Always pulling for you in races, now I'm pulling for you in this battle. Much strength on your journey, brother. We're with you!
  • + 2
 Oh shit it so sad...Be strong Jared you are a warrior it is another fight and you can win this fight. This fucking cancer can touch everybody but there is good chance to cure people now. I know theses moments because my mother has just been cured of a lung cancer. Best wishes Jared
  • + 3
 This has come totally out of the blue and is a massive shock to us all. All the mountain biking worlds healing thoughts and best wishes are with you, you're fighter and will come through this stronger.
  • + 6
 Fight it dude. Always remember you are the best in the world.
  • + 2
 Faark mate, hate hearing news like this, stay positive at all costs, let the medical experts do their thing and combined with your tough mental and physical strength smash it cobber. I am sending healing vibes and if you could send me super power riding vibes i will slay my local trails this weekend.
  • + 4
 Get well soon champ! Jared is the rider who inspired me the most to ride hard and have a blast every single time. I'm sure he has all that it takes to get back from this.
  • + 2
 You are one of the most accomplished riders in the field and always thought of you as an inspiration to ride better. Be strong and always remember that you're not alone. I know you will come over this like a true champ that you are!
  • + 1
 Cancer is very beatable, my girlfriend and her mom both beat breast cancer. Her mom is 10 years in remission from stage 4 and she is 3 years in remission from stage 1. It’s hard but if they can go through surgery chemo of course you can. You can beat this and life will be incredibly sweet when you you do, we will be pulling for you !
  • + 3
 From one cancer survivor to (hopefully) another, stay positive Graves! You've got an entire community behind you rooting for ya to kick that tumor's ass.
  • + 2
 Awful news Jared, but if you fight this like you attacked the trail, I have no doubt you’ll beat it! Sending healing and vibes and positive thoughts to you and you’re family.
  • + 1
 Hang on to your lust for life mate. That thing that gets you up in the morning to train. Puts a smile on your face after a great ride. Makes the beer after taste so good. Your lust for life and what comes next is the ticket. Get your inner mongrel saddled up an peddle right through the fucker! You've got this.
  • + 2
 Well isn't this a royal kick in the balls, but if anyone can kick cancer back even harder is Jared Graves! I don't think I'm exaggerating when I say the entire MTB community is with you!
  • + 1
 If your fighting the fight against any of these god awful conditions, that must knock even the strongest sideways hearing such news, you wont find a single rider on this site that doesn't send you every ounce of there willpower to beat it! Hit the C hard Jared and little frank, we're all riding behind you, and have your back!
  • + 1
 holy f@$k, here I am at 47 and enjoying red wine and cigarettes everyday, now to wake up with this happening to a true a hero of mine , has now made me pull my head in, i've gotta get off it and make the most of it.

I wish you the best healing vibes Grubby. your a strong man and you will wake up next week #f*ckingcancer
  • + 3
 We must ride harder to support his recovery, every jump made, every run done will send good vibes to him. United with him we can fight this shit. Stay strong legend.
  • + 1
 It shows how bike world is unsignificant. A good and strong health is the most important thing in life. To all the persons who are fighting a disease, who provides support to someone sick, STAY STRONG!! And yeah, FUCK CANCER!
  • + 1
 GWS - interesting reading might be Dr Krebs he doesn’t come without some his critics. Apricot seeds are his fundamental cure and ongoing treatment. My ‘solicitor has had C twice, second time round he was 100% alternatives. He said it’s all the the head and i’d hazzard a guess yours is mightier than most. Good luck buddy your achievements have been a pleasure to watch across all disciplines. Peace.
  • + 5
 Hope the recovery goes well.
  • + 4
 Oh man, sorry to hear that... how this can happen to so fit guy like you?? Heal fast and stay strong like always!
  • + 3
 Being for doesn't save you from diseases like cancer. Many other things factoring in as well.
  • + 2
 Scary uncertain times I'm certain I'm certain. I hope that friends, family, and community find the strength to support you in this difficult time. All the best to you Jared.
  • + 1
 Got to meet Jared briefly in the Gondola in Whistler recently, was a super nice guy, absolutely heartbreaking that something so shitty has to happen to such a great dude. Hang in there bud, were all praying for you
  • + 2
 Shitty buzz dude. My mom had a brain tumor, they cut the sucker out. She skipped chemo and is still kicking today. Sending PMVs your way... Get well soon!
  • + 2
 Sending positive healing vibes from Utah dude!

Side note: It's really incredible to see the outpouring of support here. Top notch community.
  • + 1
 Praying for a fast recovery and pleasent treatment Jared. From a guy living. With Cancer to another I sincerely wish you the best. Keep your spirits high and this will just be a thing of the past.
  • + 3
 You're a strong dude. You'll push over this hill and come out the other side. Good luck in the fight Jared.
  • + 1
 Dammit. Life certainly has a way of showing us who has the upper hand sometimes. I wish you nothing but the very best Jared. Healing vibes & positivity sent your way my friend.
  • + 2
 When you get back on your bike, you will ride like never before jared. Stay strong! Its unbelivable what doctors can do these days. All best hopes for you on the surgery.
  • + 3
 Fight it dude! You got this! You'll be over it faster than the steepest wettest DH chute!
  • + 2
 My thoughts are with you Jared. Keep that fighting spirit and winning mentality that makes you so iconic and this will be your greatest victory.
  • + 2
 Hey man, we will be thinking about you. You have the mental and physical abilities to make it through this. Dig deep and never give up. Your support crew just got bigger too!
  • + 4
 This is terribly sad. I wish you all the best, Jared!
  • + 4
 Fuckin A. Good luck jared hope all goes well
  • + 2
 So sorry to hear this news. Stay positive, focus on the rainbows and silver linings in every situation and keep friends and family close. Best wishes Jared.
  • + 4
 if anyone can beat a brain tumor its Jared Graves. all the best mate!
  • + 1
 So sad to hear Jared, we are all pulling for you! Life sucks but your inspiration makes it bearable. You will be in my thoughts and prayers and we are all pulling for a speedy recovery.
  • + 3
 Cancer, we got bad news for you. Jared Graves is going to kick your butt! Get well soon Jared!
  • - 3
 Who said it's cancer?
  • + 2
 News like this is hard to hear. Jared highlights the best of our sport. Get well soon Bro! Looking forward to seeing you on the podium again.
  • + 1
 You are a warrior! This hits close to home as my best friend has been battling glioblastoma for the last 2.5 years. My thoughts are with you and hope yours is a less aggressive form.
  • + 2
 All the best mate. Stay positive as hard as it may be. We have the best hospitals and doctors in the world here you will be in the best hands.
  • + 1
 stay strong Jared!!!! Ive grown up watching your career unfold, its been amazing to see. you're truly an inspiration on resilience, and longevity in the sport! surely you can beat this!
  • + 1
 Only just watched Jareds training video a few days ago in Rotorua NZ. inspiring to watch you at work ! You have the physical and mental toughness to take on whatever s thrown your way and beat it ! Get well soon.
  • + 1
 Get well soon, Jared. I shared a shuttle truck with you and Richie at Crested Butte, some years back. You're a monster on the bike; I'm sure that you will make short work of your recovery!
  • + 2
 No what I want to read.....you have a world of fans and supporters around you dude. If I can show my support in any way please do reach out! oh and keep fighting....
  • + 2
 Ugh. Talk about a punch to the gut. You have a world community of MTB fam behind you. Keep us posted. Best Regards.
  • + 1
 Another win on the cards man? Its certainly within your capabilities, so go get it! Look forward to seeing back on the velo in the not too distant.
  • + 2
 Stay strong, Jared. You're an inspiring athlete, and I want to keep watching you for years to come.
  • + 3
 Get well soon Jared, kick that tumor right in the balls
  • + 1
 It seems crazy when folks who are so healthy get hit with this kind of thing. If anyone can beat this, you can! Good luck and best wishes for a fast recovery! Smile
  • + 1
 Healing vibes from China! Wish you good luck and a speed recovery! You are a true legend and a hero to many of us who love this sport! You can do it Jared!
  • + 3
 This is so sad, lots of healing vibes and keep fighting during chemo.
  • + 0
 I may be missing something but having a tumor does not make it cancer. He may be lucky and it could just be a benign tumor. As far as I know he never said cancer. In either case still scary stuff. All the best.
  • + 4
 He said he's going through chemo. That most likely means it's malignant (cancerous). Benign tumors don't usually respond to chemo.
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 Fuck! Stay strong you legend! We are all waiting for you to be back on the trails! Best of healing vibes and good luck for the operation! Fingers crossed! Love you man!
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 Only positive thoughts and push out the negative. You will be stronger than ever. Best wishes to you and your family!
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 Stink bro!! Hope surgery and recovery goes by at pace, and you are back in the saddle shredding again soon!.
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 Fuck. Makes all my problems seem insignificant. Wishing you and your family all the best Jared.
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 Hope you beat this! Best wishes and for your family too
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 Good luck, Jared !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 It's cool to see all the wishes of health come from all the different flags of the world. Get better jared, stay strong!
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 Exactly! Despite what the media and politicians want us to believe, most of 'us' as humans come together to help each other when the sh*t hits the fan, regardless of location on the globe.

Cheers Jared and stay strong!
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 So sorry to hear it Jared. You're a class act and an inspiring role model. we're all behind you hoping for a speedy recovery
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 Poor poor cancer... it might as well try to take on Richie Rude (knock on wood, of course). Lol.
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 You're one of my favorite riders Graves, love reading your post-race write-ups and following your new awesome bike builds. Pulling for you to get past this.
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 Does cancer realize that Jared placed 2nd in DH World Champs on a 6x6 bike before Enduro was mainstream?
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 You're a hero on the bike and off it... This huge family of yours will be by your side all the way
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 I think if anybody can beat cancer it’s a dude as tough as Jared Graves, hope he knows everyone is rooting for him.
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 Went through brain cancer treatment with my mom. There is hope. Doctors can do some amazing things all while the body does miraculous duty to repair itself. Stay strong. Snap back.
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 wow this hits as hard as it is unexpected,much Love coming your way from all directions!
you will get trough this,we all will Help youWink
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 I feel sorry for that brain tumor. It picked wrong person to annoy. Jared, have a speedy recovery and show no mercy.
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 wow ! this remind you that you gotta enjoy every second of you life !! Good recovery Jared
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 Stay strong Jared, I have no doubt that you gonna win this battle.
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 Jared Your not staying there buddy! Beat the fxxk of that tumor and get back to Trail! I will pray for you seriously.
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 Wow Jared, all the best. You can do this
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 Send it Jared, Smash it's ass
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 Jared - Stay strong buddy. You're a fighter. It's a different fight, but the same approach. Rooting for you.
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 All the best man! Healing vibes!
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 Jared, this is another race that you must WIN!!!! Stay strong.
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 Wish you the best Jared!
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 May your recovery be as quick & smooth as your riding - all the very best fella.
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 Tough times don't last but tough people do. Get her done.
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 Cry Frown Evil ... Best wishes!
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 Healing vibes Jared, fight it like you race your bike - fight it hard with no compromise. ????
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 Recover quickly...you´re a fighter Wink
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 I'm pissed off about this. Just see it off Jared and get back on your bike. F*** c*****
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 Stay Strong Jared and fight until the finish of this hard stage!You can do it!!!
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 Good luck Jared! I'm sure you will overcome it and you'll be shreddin' soon
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 We're all behind you Jared! Beat this thing. You are a champion. You can do it.
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 Kill that f**ker and go back on your bike! Healing vibes!
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 Good luck Jared, Cancer is a son of a bitch. I hope you get on your bike soon
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 My sister had removed 30 or so yrs ago. She is still kicking. Will pray to the alter of single track Gods for you JARED.
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 Healing vibes Grubby
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 My mom has fighting her brain tumor for almost 20 years now....you can beat this too Jared!!!!
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 Thoughts being thrown at you from all the crew at Elevate. Stay strong brother.
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 FUCK CANCER!!!
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 Best wishes and get well soon Jared!!
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 Seja forte como sempre foi com sua Bike e que Deus o abençoe Jared !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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 Jared. All the best for speedy recovery - you will overcome and come back soon to shred with a vengeance!
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 You got this, man! Your many fans and supporters are banging the cowbell for your fast recovery. Happy thoughts!
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 wishing you a speedy recovery Jared
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 Just another obstacle in your way, smash it! Godspeed
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 Stay strong champ! See you soon on your bike!????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
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 Heal up well and look forward to a life with fantastic events. All the best,
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 wow Jared.... thinkin of you ... i am a survivor , stay strong bro
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 Wish you all the best, Jared!
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 Fight that f*cker ,it’s not that thing that’s gonna bring you down.
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 Holy damn! All the best, I can just wish you for it to pass as soon as possible. Shred that bastard hard!
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 Get well soon champ. If you need anything we are here for. You. Just reach out. GH
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 Strong courage vibes to Jared and to everyone reading this, is it you or family, friends or anybody fighting this shit.
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 Best wishes Jared. You have always been a favourite rider of mine and this will only make you stronger.
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 Thoughts and prayers to your son crag. Stay strong Jared you’ll get through it...
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 Love and strength to you Jared. Kick it's fucking arse.
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 This is awful. F*ck cancer! You can win this battle!!!
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 i've been thinking about this for most of the day, good luck Jared, we'll all be rooting for you Smile
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 The mountain bike community is behind you and sending you positive vibrations!
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 Flipping hell, wish you a speedy recovery and come on you can beat it man!
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 Fingers crossed that Jared's tumor is "benign" (and not a c*****).

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 Be strong Jared ! Its the single most important thing right now ! Sending positive vibes..
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 Healing vibes to you Jared! And to anyone fighting a terrible illness. Keep fighting!
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 Definitely not a good news... Healing vibes, stay strong Jared!
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 Jared we'd love to see you back in business soon!
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 Damn... Healing vibes sent your way, brutha!
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 Shit man i thought he was a robot ????
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 Crush it JG just like you've done so in many races. Fuck cancer
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 all the best, you got this!!!
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 Stay strong and stay positive
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 Stay strong, had a friend recently pass with Glioblastoma.
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 Sad news. I pray it turns into a great comeback story someday soon!
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 Stay strong and never give up, you got this, wishing you a speed recovery.
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 Get well soon, best of luck, we're all pulling for you
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 Send it for Toowoomba!! Heal up soon!!
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 Just unbelievable - best wishes and high energy for your battle!
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 Healing vibes goes out to Jared.
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 Wishing you all the best.
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 +1 to all of the above. Heal up big fella.
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 with you all the way. get well now.
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 A new battle and you'll win
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 Stay strong and get well soon! Sending healing vibes.
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 Get well soon Jared. Praying for your recovery. Stay strong.
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 #staystrong! to anyone who suffers from this diagnosis.
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 That's so rough Jared. Heal up bro!
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 you will beat this!! stay strong.
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 Good luck J , sending positive healing vibes your way .
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 Jared stay strong, remember everyone's loves you so much.
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 Stay strong, Jared. You will be back on the bike soon!
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 Putting out get well vibes.
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 best wishes and prayers are with you, fast recovery and stay strong.
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 Best wishes Jared, you are a machine and you will get there!
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 You got this Jared. regards, Marcus Farley.
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 Cancer sucks! Keep strong Jared!
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 sending healing vibes Jared!
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 Stay strong Jared! You'll win this battle!
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 Damn. Frown hope recovery goes well. Hard news to hear.
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 You're a hero to many, Jared. Our thoughts are with you.
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 Stay strong ! You can fight this J !
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 All the best Jared, horrible news!
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 Best wishes and hope things go well
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 Hang in there, fight it and get well soon.
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 Strength and honour dude. See you on the trails when this chapter is over.
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 All the best wishes and a speedy recovery. You can beat this.
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 You got this Jared! Stay strong and beat this thing!!!!
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 Will be thinking about you! Stay strong!
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 Very sad news! Fight it and stay strong! Fuck cancer!
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 estarei orando por voçe! fique firme!
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 Stay strong Jared, its worth it. Fight it.
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 Dammit. Wish you all the best to overcome this, stay strong!
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 I have strived to be a rider in your mold. Get well soon. Best wishes.
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 Wishing you a quick recovery Jared
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 You got this buddy.. we are all with you.

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 Healing vibes!!!
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 All the best
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 healing vibes from maketu. stay strong big fella
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 Shit... Frown
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 #getwellgrubby
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 Healing Vibes dude
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 best wishes
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 You'll fight and win!
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 Ausie Ausie Ausie Oi Oi Oi..........
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 All the best Jared. Get well soon!
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 Gutted, all the best with the healing process. Kia kaha!
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 Jeezo! Not the best news - wishing you a speedy recovery Jared!
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 Healing vibes sent. Kick ass and get back on your bike soon!
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 Healing vibes from California. Stay strong, Jared.
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 shocked, all the best Jared
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 Hang in there man! We all know you can survive this! If anyone then you!
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 Sending good vibes....stay strong and push thru Jared!
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 You’re a legend Jared. You 100% got this, no doubt in anyone’s mind!
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 Awful news. Hope you make a full and speedy recovery.
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 Best of luck Jared! Stay strong!
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 prayers for you @jaredgraves
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 Get well soon, my thoughts are with you. 3
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 Positive vibes coming your way from the USA man
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 So sorry to hear. Hope you get well soon Jared.
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 Be strong, think positive, you got this.
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 Fuck cancer , get well soon Bro
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 Stay in the fight and stay strong as always like the fighter you are!
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 Hang in there my man! Look forward to seeing you at the Sea Otter 2019!
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 Keep strong! Get better!
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 Stay positive man! toda la fuerza para tu pronta recuperacion!
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 Healing wibes, champ. U got this!
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 Massive healing vibes to you!
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 Stay strong. Be well. F^ck Cancer.
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 Get better, Jared. Thinking of you, mate,
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 All the best Jared, stay strong!
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 I wish you abundant health, Jared.
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 Get well soon, prayers for you and your family
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 I’m a survivor too. Stay positive. You got this
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 Healing vibes from Team Paton, wishing you a full and speedy recovery.
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 Speedy recovery to you????????
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 Get well champ.
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 2 words
f#@*k cancer
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 Healing vibes!
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 Get well soon Man!!!
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 Get well soon, Jared!
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 Get well buddy.
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 Speedy recovery Jared
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 Good recovery mate!
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 Get well soon Jared!
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 Wish you well mate.
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 Stay strong Jared
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 Best of luck.
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 Big hugs Jared!
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 Get well, Jared!
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 Speedy recovery!
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 we are with you Jared!
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 Stay strong, Jared!
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 stay strong mate
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 Stay strong Jared!
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 Healing vibes
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 Get well, fighter!
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 JARED, YOU GOT THIS
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 Get well Jared,
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 Best wishes brother!!
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 Healing vibes
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 Good luck!
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 Good luck mate
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 you got this Jared!!!
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 F##K !
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 Get well soon man!
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 All the best fella.
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 stay strong man!
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 get well!
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