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After beating cancer, every game special for Micaela Gonzalez

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POSTED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 6:53pm

UPDATED: Saturday, February 15, 2014 - 7:09pm

The UT-Tyler Women's basketball team is celebrating Saturday's win over Mary Hardin-Baylor, but that victory is extra sweet for freshman forward Micaela Gonzalez.

When Gonzalez was in high school she was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, a disease that kills over 1,000 Americans every year.

Her basketball career had to be put on hold while she went through three months of treatment.

But she beat the disease, and has been cancer free for three years.

Gonzalez says she never takes a game for granted, and knows how lucky she is to still be playing the sport she loves.

Click the video above to hear more of her story.

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