ATLANTA, Ga. -- Kansas City Chiefs’ Safety Eric Berry has received an official diagnosis after going through a series of tests in Atlanta.
According to a release put out by the Emory's Winship Cancer Institute in Atlanta, doctors there at have diagnosed Berry with Hodgkin lymphoma following the completion of a medical work-up and several other tests.
"This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches," said Christopher R. Flowers, MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory's Winship Cancer Institute. "The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now.”
In response to the support received from his medical team, fans, friends and loved ones Chiefs’ Safety Eric Berry issued this statement on his diagnosis:
“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. 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!”
In support of Berry, the Kansas City Chiefs have announced they are selling "Be Bold Be Brave Be Berry" shirts at their pro shop inside Arrowhead, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The shirts were designed by Chiefs players and are currently available for purchase. You can also order them online at shop.kcchiefs.com. Quantities are very limited.