Kyle’s dedication and love for the sport of lacrosse was unparalleled. In high school, Kyle was driven and focused to take his talent as a lacrosse goalie to the next level In 2002, Kyle landed a scholarship at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, where he planned to study and play as a starting goalie for the Cornell Big Red lacrosse team. That was, until the unthinkable happened and everything Kyle had worked to achieve was brought to a halt. After experiencing an injury to his right leg, Kyle was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma cancer, the same form of bone cancer that took the life of Canadian hero, Terry Fox.
Kyle underwent treatment, including chemotherapy and extensive surgery in Toronto, ON. Within two years of being diagnosed with cancer, Kyle returned to the lacrosse field where he helped his team, Cornell Big Red, to win his first of four Ivy League Championships.
After graduating from Cornell in 2006, Kyle played for The Canadian National Team at the game’s highest level, the World Lacrosse Championships. Kyle and his team won Gold for Canada in the championship game, an accomplishment that hadn’t been made by Canada in 28 years.
Since winning Gold in 2006, Kyle has retired from the sport of lacrosse, but has dedicated his career and life to telling his story of passion, survival and triumph to audiences across the country. Kyle teaches groups to identify and achieve personal success by turning their passion into action!
In October 2011, Kyle was diagnosed with a recurrance of Osteosarcoma cancer when Metastases were found in and surrounding his left lung. Although Kyle is currently undergoing chemotherapy treatment he strives to continue to inspire his friends, family and fans through his blog, and social media.