Jumping for Joy

Author: Notre Dame Magazine

Sam Grewe’s final pressure-laden high jump in the Tokyo Paralympics was one of several dramatic highlights for Notre Dame athletes at the Games. But Grewe had to clear a much higher bar just to compete at all. Diagnosed with bone cancer at age 13, he underwent a rare amputation procedure in an attempt to preserve his ability to compete in sports. On this episode of The Endless Conversation, Grewe speaks with Rasmus Jorgensen, who profiled the Paralympian during his junior year at Notre Dame. Now a medical student at the University of Michigan, Grewe tells Jorgensen about his odyssey in overcoming the disease, his Paralympic performance and his hopes for the future.