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Luna Community College nursing student Daniel Martinez has been cancer free for over a year. He says early detection is the key for individuals his age. In addition, while undergoing treatment, Martinez saw the importance of having a good nurse. He wants to dedicate his professional life to being one of those nurses. Martinez is best known for his five state high school wrestling championships won with Robertson High.
Winning the battle - RHS wrestling great wants to help others through health care career

Daniel Martinez says that when it’s all said and done, he wants to be remembered as a good guy and a good nurse. He is on his way to being both.

Martinez, 22, a nursing student at Luna Community College, has accomplished quite a bit at his young age, but none bigger than overcoming testicular cancer.

Perhaps one of the most decorated athletes in Robertson High history with 12 state championships combined in wrestling and track, Martinez was shocked to learn that he had testicular cancer. At the time he was wrestling for Doug Moses and Highlands University.