Councilman Albus Brooks’ cancer recovery continues with a return to snowboarding

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Albus Brooks, the councilman representing District 9 and much of downtown Denver, was diagnosed last year with a rare form of cancer at age 37. While he was still in treatment, his colleagues elected him president of the City Council.

But even as one dream was fulfilled, the doctors took a favorite past-time away: They told him that his 15-pound sarcoma tumor would keep him from snowboarding ever again.

Dr. Evalina Burger with Councilman Albus Brooks during his recovery from a sarcoma surgery. (CU Anschutz Medical Campus)

Dr. Evalina Burger with Councilman Albus Brooks during his recovery from a sarcoma surgery. (CU Anschutz Medical Campus)

Not so fast. A successful surgery in August put Brooks on the path to recovery. And on Sunday, he was able to return to the slopes, as he announced in a tweet that read, “I’m baaaaack!!!!”