At the age of 17 Amanda McDaniel was diagnosed with Osteo Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood bone cancer. Most adults would probably be destroyed by that kind of diagnoses, but Amanda’s first reaction was to ask “Can we fight it!”

Ive posted a lot of things up here about MMA, Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and Judo competitors in an attempt to show the martial spirit, but none have come closer to that soul than Amanda MaDaniel.  Tenacity, courage,heart all in the face of of death and all done with a smile and a light heart. You can’t get closer to Bushido than Amanda

Im about to get a little harsh here, but when I see a brave  child like this going up against her own mortality at such a young age in a way that even a Navy Seal would envy,then I don’t want to hear anyones shit about how hard their lives are and how they can’t get motivated, and all the other excuses we say to avoid living the lives we want.

Im a little disheartened that this only got a little over  7 thousand views, but an idiot like Kim Kardashian will get a Youtube hit of 15 million……