Coach Heimann faces change in the game plan

From the Register-Mail:

Tim Heimann sat on his couch a week ago and rambled on about how his life is good.

He lounged with his legs pulled up on the couch and an Arnold Palmer sweating on the armrest next to him. The former Knox College men’s basketball coach professed his love for his wife, his friends and the college.

Six months after coaching his last game, he looked as good as ever. His hair was vibrant. His waist was slimmer after peeling off 17 pounds.

“The good news is Tim Heimann has a lot more weight he can lose,” he joked.
Tim Heimann has cancer.

Last week was the first time in a month and a half that Heimann was not holed up during weekdays in a downtown Chicago hotel, stuck to wander no farther than a few blocks as he underwent doses of chemotherapy and radiation to shrink the milk cap-sized tumor clung to his esophagus.