Meet Jason Vale: champion arm-wrestler … cancer survivor … condemned felon.
Mr. Vale, 40, grew up in Whitestone, Queens. He excelled on the court, in neighborhood pool halls, and on the drums in his church band. however his real forte was as AN arm-wrestler. Hecaptured town, state, national and world titles throughout the Nineteen Eighties and ’90s.
He twice did beat cancer. Twice, doctors told him that he had fatal tumors. And twice, he survived. The second time, he refused radiation and therapy in position of an alternate treatment consisting of consumption of bitter almonds. The seeds have amygdalin, that some folks contemplate an alternatecancer-fighting agent — and therefore the government considers a fraud.
Federal Food and Drug Administration officers warn that not solely square measure the seeds not a cancer cure, however that they will contain harmful amounts of cyanide. accused Mr. natural depression of taking advantage of desperate cancer victims, and in 2000 got a court injunction to prevent him from commerce the bitter almonds as a cure. Mr. natural depression modified his promoting and had relatives handle the seeds, but he was arrested and, in 2003, guilty of contempt of court of the injunction and sentenced to 5 years at the Federal penal facility at Fort Dix in New Jersey.
Mr. J.Vale was discharged recently and has came back to competitive arm-wrestling. He spent a part of his sentence in solitary, wherever he unbroken in form by doing push-ups and pull-ups, he said, however he'shardly back to championship kind.
“I wish to be No. 1 again, not for myself, however as a part of my mission to indicate the planet the facilityof apricot seeds,” he same recently at his house in Bellerose Manor, Queens