The expression "You can't keep a good man down" has never been more appropriate than as applied to Mike Simonson. In 1998, then 26-year-old Mike was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Mike's situation turned critical, but a miracle drug came on the scene and saved his life. Three years later he was cancer-free. Usually, surviving cancer would be the happy ending to the story. Unfortunately, because of steroids used during chemotherapy, Mike needed a double hip replacement. And that wasn't the worst of it: Two years after beating cancer Mike developed radiation myelitis, a side effect from his treatments that caused incomplete lower-body paralysis. While Mike has a minor amount of sensation and muscle movement in his legs, he needs a wheelchair to get around.