A member of the board of Livestrong, the cancer foundation founded by Lance Armstrong, said Tuesday he felt betrayed by the doping controversy that has engulfed the cycling star but hopeful that Armstrong can emerge from it and do more good for cancer sufferers.
"It's been devastating,"Ā Livestrong board member Mark McKinnon said on CNN's "Early Start."
"But I'm glad Lance is coming forward," he told CNN's John Berman, referring to Armstrong's interview with Oprah Winfrey, in which he's saidĀ to have acknowledged using performance-enhancing drugs.
McKinnon said an admission would be a good starting point for Armstrong to continue helping the foundation.
āI think heās got a lot of apologies, I think heās got to crawl over a lot of broken glass ā¦ but the one thing they canāt take away from him is his cancer survivorship," McKinnon said.
"That story gives great hope to millions of people," said McKinnon. "Thereās a lot of good work he can continue to do there if heās willing to sacrifice and make clear that heās sacrificing for the cause, that heās willing to serve a cause greater than himself."