MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) - For eight-year-old Titus Radosti, there’s no better sport then professional bowling. However, since the age of four his focus in life wasn’t about knocking down pins; it was about knocking out cancer.
“I like when you throw the ball and it hits these pins,” said Titus Radosti.
As an 8-year-old, Titus Radosti has been through more adversity than many will encounter in a lifetime.
When Titus was only four his family was told he had leukemia.
“It’s horrific, it’s anxiety, you want to ask a lot of questions to the doctors and a lot of times they don’t have answers yet,” said Rob Radosti, Titus’ father.
Instantly Titus would start treatment, spending nights in the hospital.
It’s there he would find peace watching professional bowling.
“It was like a glimmer of hope for him among just a couple other things,” said Rob Radosti.
Bowling has always been one of those things Titus had been able to hold onto and inspire him.
He would even start collecting pins and bowling balls, but his love for the game went far beyond watching Titus wanted to play.
“I just love it so much, my mom was trying to find me a bowling school and found one and I was like oh I just want to bowl,” said Titus.
Now in remission, Titus was able to fulfill his dream by joining a local youth bowling league and even got to take part in a professional bowling tournament in Myrtle Beach.
“If he can be cancer he can become a pro, I’m sure he has his dreams and his goals set high,” said Ryan Ciminelli, professional bowler.
As the sport continues to see a rise in youth bowling, PBA Southern Region Manager, Sam Zurich is excited about the future of the sport.
“It’s great to see the youth bowlers come out and participating, because they are the future of our sport,” said Sam Zurich.
To kick off the professional bowling tournament Titus was honored by throwing the ceremonial first ball with one goal.
“I’ll just try to do it and get that one strike,” said Titus.
By getting a strike on cancer Titus has the biggest win of his career so far and hopes his story inspires others to go for the win.
“We just hope that our story can be a glimmer of hope for anyone in Myrtle Beach that’s facing a giant like we faced,” said Rob Radosti.
One year removed from his cancer treatment Titus is focused on achieving his goal of becoming a professional bowler.
You can follow his journey Victory for Titus on Facebook and use the #VictoryForTitus.