In the debut episode of the Live Your Days podcast, Hamilton opened up about how he keeps positive in the face of the heart-wrenching setbacks, including the death of his mother and multiple battles with cancer.
“I lost my mother to cancer when I was 18 years old. It was devastating — I was closer to her than anyone in my life,” Hamilton tells PEOPLE. “It was that day I decided to honor her in everything I was to do going forward. I became more successful in skating, which allowed me to become more influential in my pursuit to raise money for cancer research.”…. ” [CONTINUE TO ARTICLE]