Ron Rivera Thanks You For ‘Prayers, Letters, Texts And Notes Of Encouragement And Support’
In what was a whirlwind of a 2020 NFL season for the Washington Football Team, you can add its head coach Ron Rivera‘s journey, as one of the many adversities the team faced together.
Coach Rivera fought cancer and kicked its butt as he shared a Twitter post wanting to thank everyone for their support.
“Thank you everyone for your prayers, letters, texts & notes of encouragement & support,” Rivera said in the Tweet. “It truly made a difference in my treatment & recovery! #RiveraStrong“
NFL.com reports Rivera “is cancer-free”!
According to NFL.com: “The Washington Football Team head coach was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in August. He completed treatment in late October and managed to not miss a game while leading WFT to the NFC East title, garnering support from his former team and throughout the league in the process.”
So many people were here for this, congratulating Coach Rivera and celebrating with him by replying to his post.
This is bigger than football. This is life. And even a Cowboys fan (Washington’s rival) recognizes that, joining in on the well wishes for Rivera. Rivera’s story is even inspiring people to keep fighting and supporting loved ones who are going through similar adversity, as well.
Charlie Lapastora is a sports/news multimedia journalist who’s reported, written, produced, anchored, shot video/edited on different NBC, ABC, and FOX shows in multiple TV markets, along with digital & new media companies. Charlie has traveled the country telling national sports, news, feature, and original stories on a cable news network, airing on top 10 TV markets, satellite radio, and digital platforms. He is passionate about his faith, family—being a husband to whom he calls the G.O.A.T. of women—about reppin’ his home state of Michigan and Detroit teams (yes, including the Lions), good coffee, and loves how sports brings people together. He’s traveled the world leading and coaching sports camps and has also worked at the Detroit Pistons and LA Clippers’ NBA teams.
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