Survivor is a staple show in my house.  My daughter is obsessed with it.  When I told her one of the stars and winners of a previous season Ethan Zohn lived in New England she freaked out.  Originally from Massachusetts, he then went on to be a soccer player, author, speaker, and reality television star.

 

Why is he in New Hampshire Now?

 

So, you might ask the question, what drew Ethan Zohn to New Hampshire?  According to an article on nhmagazine.com, it was his health.  The two-time cancer survivor was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma back in 2009 and tells nhmagzine.com, “I had my first stem cell transplant which worked for me for about 20 months.  In 2022, just after I got home from playing in the “Amazing Race,” I relapsed and had a second stem cell transplant, using my brother, Lee.  That was in 2012.  I’m nine years in remission.”  He left New York and didn’t look back embracing the fresh air of New Hampshire as opposed to the grittiness of New York City.  Always an outdoorsman, New Hampshire was a perfect fit for Zohn.

 

What is he up to now?

 

Zohn dedicates a lot of his time to his Grassroots Soccer organization.  The organization uses the sport of soccer to inspire young people to overcome their health challenges.  Zohn is an expert at that, being in remission for the last 12 years. His organization is based in Hanover and Zohn lives with his wife on a lake house in Hillsboro.  When he is not working with Grassroots Soccer, he has been an assistant soccer coach here in Hillsboro Junior High.  I’m glad he landed on his feet.  He loves the anonymity of living in New Hampshire.  Let’s hope he stays in remission for a long time.  He is one of my daughter's all-time favorite players. The new season of Survivor will be back in fall 2021.

 

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