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Cancer survivor Cuonzo Martin prayed he'd see his son turn 18. It was answered in Australia.

You made it Coach!

Cuonzo Martin with son Joshua
Cuonzo Martin with son Joshua
Cuonzo Martin

Cuonzo Martin learned he had non-Hodgkin's lymphoma just over 17 years ago, when his son was four months old. The doctors said his cancer was life threatening, the tumor was growing near his lungs and heart, and the numerous chemotherapy treatments he had to undergo to kill the cancer left him hanging on for dear life.

He had one prayer, one thought that kept him going even in his darkest moments. "God, please let me live long enough to see my 4 month old son turn 18 years old."

The cancer was gone a year later. He began coaching soon thereafter. And just after he arrived in Australia for the Cal men's basketball tour, Martin realized his dream with Joshua.

For those who don't know enough about Cuonzo Martin's story and his battle with surviving cancer, click her to watch this Comcast Sports Net feature. You can read a full story of what Martin had to go through from Mark Adams of ESPN.

Click here to learn how you can fight Lymphoma at the Lymphoma Research Foundation.