Eric Berry’s Hodgkin’s Battle

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Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Berry (29) celebrates his interception in the first quarter against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum in Oakland, Calif., on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013. (Susan Tripp Pollard/Bay Area News Group/MCT)

A sad time in Kansas City as star safety Eric Berry has recently been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. A form of cancer that has been known to be very treatable through radiation therapy. Berry is only 25 years old and only into his fifth season in the NFL.

 

It was discovered a few weeks ago that Berry had a mass on the right side of his chest and was confirmed about a week ago that the mass was in fact cancerous.

 

A huge loss to the Chiefs and their fans as they are competing in a tight race for a playoff spot and could certainly use Berry’s coverage in the backfield.

 

Berry released this statement to ESPN reporter’s through Chiefs coordinators,

 

“My family and I are very grateful for the amount of support we have received over the last couple of weeks. I can’t tell you enough how much I appreciate all the words of encouragement, the blessings and well wishes,” the statement read. “I want to thank the Emory University School of Medicine, along with Dr. Flowers and his team, for all of their hard work and effort in diagnosing and creating a plan for me to battle this thing.I will embrace this process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has more than prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I’m praying for you and keep fighting!”

We can only wait and hope for the best for Eric and his family. We all know his teammates, his fans, and the entire Chiefs nation is behind him the entire way.

Get Well.