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Kenechi Udeze on The Road to Recovery

Postby jake_twothousandfive » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:58 pm

Best Vikings news I've heard all offseason. ;-D :-)
Great News for Kenechi Udeze
April 18th, 2008 – 6:48 PM by Kevin Seifert

Vikings DE Kenechi Udeze announced today he is in remission from acute leukemia and also said his older brother is a perfect match for a bone marrow transplant, outstanding news for a player who has been suffering from the disease since the beginning of February.

Speaking today at a Winter Park fundraiser for the National Marrow Donor Program (http://www.marrow.org), Udeze looked fit and healthy. In fact, he said: “I haven’t had a bad day” since being diagnosed. He predicted he will one day return to football but said: “My health is my number one priority at this point.”

He spent 24 days at Fairview Southdale Hospital — and then another five when he overexerted during a workout and ran a 105.4 fever, he said. Now, Udeze is back with his wife and 4 1/2-year-old daughter in their Twin Cities home.

Doctors informed Udeze on Wednesday that he is officially in remisison but he will continue chemotherapy and radiation treatment at the University of Minnesota. The bone marrow transplant procedure hasn’t been scheduled yet but will be soon.

We’ll bring you a lot more on Udeze’s story later tonight on the web site and in tomorrow’ print edition. For now, we wanted to pass along this great news.
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Re: Kenechi Udeze on The Road to Recovery

Postby treat24 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 6:59 pm

that is awesome, I hadn't heard this yet... ;-D
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Re: Kenechi Udeze on The Road to Recovery

Postby BlueBandit24 » Fri Apr 18, 2008 7:16 pm

Great news. Udeze is a class act and I am thrilled to see him getting better. ;-D
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Re: Kenechi Udeze on The Road to Recovery

Postby BigBadBrawler » Sat Apr 19, 2008 3:59 am

Yup, even us non-Minny guys are rooting for Udeze to come back strong and healthy. Great to hear this... ;-D
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Re: Kenechi Udeze on The Road to Recovery

Postby LoveBoatCaptain » Tue Apr 22, 2008 11:37 am

Actually just got done getting my DNA taken so I could be a Bone marrow donor! ;-D

You know, it's nice to see that in a forum in which a love for fantasy football is the only thing that draws us together people still put the well being of a player above anything football. Uh... that made me sound a little like a PAMF. Umm... GO BEER!
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