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M. Erika Rachman Universitas Sebelas Maret
Agus KristiyantoUniversitas Sebelas Maret
Tri Aprilijanto UtomoUniversitas Sebelas Maret
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Sport Science
Cancer Survivor, Winner Mentality, Hypnotherapy, Basketball
ISBN 978-602-8429-74-0

Objectives: Jerry Lolowang is one of the prominent basketball players in Indonesia, captain of the Satya Wacana basketball club and Indonesian National Team. In his career he was also involved in the DBL (Develpoment Basketball League) Camp as a translator for some NBA players (National Basketball Association) coming from United States embassy and was named after The Interpreter both inside and outside the court. Jerry had undergone a tumor removal on his leg, when he was 13 and recovered. Since then Jerry was appointed as the Child Cancer Ambassador for Solo City because it included cancer survivor, even achieving as a national basketball athlete. But surprisingly, in September 2013, Jerry had a testicular cancer and had undergone chemotherapy 16 times for 6 months at a special hospital in Mount Miriam Penang, Malaysia. When declared to be cleared from cancer after passing various treatments and therapies, Jerry returned to the basketball court as a professional athlete in order to realize the wishes of the people who had been supporting him. Methods: The study was conducted with Jerry Lolowang by using a paradigm and qualitative method, to produce a comprehensive understanding of the observed phenomena. Specifically, this qualitative study used the Case Study-Life History research design. Four criteria were used, namely degree of credibility, transferability, dependability, and confirmability. The degree of credibility was assessed by using data Triangulation to informer considered close to Jerry Lolowang. Analysis in this study was conducted in four phases, namely; (1) the data collection stage, (2) data reduction stage, (3) data presentation stage, (4) conclusion / verification withdrawal stage. Results: The results of the interview show that Jerry Lolowang's struggle as a cancer survivor in achieving national basketball achievement includes several aspects: high willingness, self-confidence, never give up, positive thinking, winner mentality, hypnotherapy and social support. Cancer Survivor is a cancer patient who is undergoing treatment or has passed a cancer therapy period, cancer possibly strikes anyone including athletes.  Conclusion: Athletes who have winner mentality mean having a strong, sacrifice, disciplined and never give up including in dealing with illness or injury. Hypnotherapy can also be useful for athlete rehabilitation after illness or injury because mind is directed to improve the immune system and reprogram the individual behavior against the illness one should act positively, optimistic, enthusiastic, happy, and dauntless of the disease including cancer.  

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