Maarten van der Weijden: On surviving cancer and becoming Olympic champion
Maarten van der Weijden shares his truely amazing and inspiring story.
Olympic Gold Medalist Swimmer, Cancer Survivor
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Maarten van der Weijden is a former Dutch long distance and marathon swimmer who won a golden medal at the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. ). After being diagnosed with leukemia in 2001, van der Weijden wasn't expected to survive. After being in the hospital for six months, Maarten was lucky enough to recover and became a professional swimmer again.