This will certainly go down in the annals of barbershopping as the single greatest reason to attend evals after contest:
...[I]t was at a competition where he learned his passion would be put on hold. A vocal coach was showing him how to perfect his skills by feeling the muscles in his neck. That's when he noticed a lump the size of his thumb. "I felt it and thought, 'well, what is that? It's probably nothing,'" he recalled. His daughter talked him into a doctor's visit. He was told to keep an eye on the lump, but that didn't satisfy his family. A second opinion brought a diagnosis he wasn't expecting. He remembers the words well. "Oh, you have cancer," the first doctor told him.
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