The news on Eric Berry was released today. Berry has officially been diagnosed with Hodgkin lymphoma after a mass was discovered in his chest at the end of November. Christopher R. Flowers MD, director of the Emory Lymphoma Program at Emory’s Winship Cancer Institute released a statement today. He said, “This is a diagnosis that is very treatable and potentially curable with standard chemotherapy approaches. The goal of Mr. Berry’s treatment is to cure his lymphoma and we are beginning that treatment now.”
Berry also released a statement regarding the news. He said:
“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 l their hard work and effort in diagnosing and creating a plan for me to battle this thing. I will embrace the process and attack it the same way I do everything else in life. God has prepared me for it. For everyone sharing similar struggles, I’m praying for you and keep fighting!”
The Chiefs Kingdom will have heavy hearts with the news. However, lymphoma picked a battle with the wrong man. Eric Berry is strong, determined, and all around badass. He will beat this into submission while the entire Chiefs Kingdom cheers him on.
Our fandom is more than football. We are a family and families are always stronger in hard times. Our love, prayers, and strength will help Berry has he begins the steps of fighting this disease.
We are Kansas City. We are Berry Strong.
Wishing you a speedy recovering, Eric. We are all here for you and keeping you in our hearts.