Lance Armstrong does not like jack-o’-lanterns. This is the father of five who beat cancer and treated bicycle races through mountain ranges like a walk in the park. But when it comes time to carve the pumpkins every Halloween, he leaves the room and lets mom take over.
It’s a haunting reminder of the autumn day more than 15 years ago when his life changed forever. A headache came on suddenly during a night out with friends. He played it off on the drinks they’d been having, but when he coughed up a sink-full of blood the next morning, he knew it was serious.