A sad news hit the fodbolddanmark, when Lars Høgh in the summer was diagnosed with cancer of the pancreas. Ahead waited an extensive operation and a long course of chemotherapy.
In august, said the OB-the legend that he statistically had only a two percent chance of survival within the first five years.
But seven months into the course of the disease has Lars Høgh now made great progress, and started in January of his job as målmandscoach in Brøndby IF, two months before expected.
the Belief that he is going to win the fight against the disease, has been there all along.
- I feel very grateful, for I have never of course been afraid to die.
- the Belief that I must be healthy, therefore, it has been great. The faith has all the time been present, and I think this is an ability you experience when you first faced in the situation, says Lars Høgh B. T.
Keeperlegenden has overtaken the schedule that was laid for him in the beginning of the course of the disease.
he had not thought he would be. the
- I'm really there, where one hardly dared hope to be when I got the first message from the doctors. It has gone way over expectation, says Lars Høgh.
Lars Høgh has in recent months received massive support from the outside world. His former club OB's fans showed among others their compassion with a banner.
On the banner was 'We are fighting the battle 818 with you', as a tribute to the club's kamprekordholder and captain through many years.
The former midfielder is grateful for the loving support, however, it is the support from the family, that has meant the most. the
Høgh have had to be there for his family, as they have been there for him.
- When you do not have the fear of death, you have a second profits. In this connection I have been able to see how hard it has been for my wife, my son and my daughter. Therefore, I have also had the profits to be together with them.
It has also been hard for them, for they knew not whether I would die. We have also talked about it all, which is easier now, because the future prospects are much better, says Lars Høgh. the
Lars Høgh reached in his player career eight internationals and the entire 817 matches for Odense Boldklub.
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