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Kansas City Chiefs' Eric Berry reveals all about his battle with cancer

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He's Back

Eight months after being diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphona, Eric Berry of the Kansas City Chiefs has been cleared to return to football. The Chiefs confirmed on their website today that Berry has been cleared to return to the practice field and try to restart his sensational career after being temporarily halted by cancer.

Berry spoke to the reported media early today and revealed all about his battle with cancer and his comeback to the game, detailing just how much of a struggle some days were.


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The Struggle

"It was tough. It was a battle every day. I had to, it was to the point where I had to set goals to where I would just get out the bed," he said, via

"You know, today I'll get out the bed, I'm not gonna stay in the bed all day because I would literally stay in the bed all day."

Berry was flanked by his parents during the interview, who he took time to thank along with the Chiefs, and his teammates saying that keeping a positive mindset was crucial to dealing with the disease.

Training Through Chemo

Berry then revealed that he was actually training between his chemotherapy appointments, which seems completely insane to any normal person. As you might be able to guess, it wasn't the easiest of tasks.

"To be honest with you, I was training while I was going through chemo," he divulged. "There would be times I would work out and I'd end up just crying after the workout just because, first of all, I couldn't believe that I made it through the workout, but I couldn't believe it was that hard."

“I was trying to push myself to the limit, I couldn’t push myself how I wanted to... When you add chemo into something like this, that’s a whole different monster because it literally feels like you’re dying.”

Eric Berry is a warrior and a hero. Fingers crossed he managed to get himself back up to that Pro Bowl level he has shown so far in his early career.

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