Eric Ehrenberg ’93 was a Cornell undergraduate when he found out that he had a malignant brain tumor. The captain of the men’s volleyball team and a double major in government and philosophy, the news of the tumor completely changed his life.
Eric took a year off for treatment, undergoing three brain surgeries, including chemotherapy and radiation therapy, according to the University. When he returned to Cornell, he could only see out of one eye and had two hearing aids. However, he went on to graduate magna cum laude and get a law degree from Georgetown. Afterwards, he became an attorney in the Solicitor’s Office of the U.S. Department of Labor.