Iowa State Football Team Surprises Teammate Mitchell Meyers on His Last Day of Chemo (Videos)
Back in February, when Iowa State defensive end Mitchell Meyers was first diagnosed with Hodgkins lymphoma, he chose to undergo treatment in Ames, Iowa, rather than his hometown of Woodlands, Texas.
Meyers’ prognosis was good. Doctors gave him a 90% chance of recovery. However, he still had to undergo seven months of chemo treatments, which are extremely unpleasant. So you might have thought he’d want to be at home with his family.
So why did he stay at Iowa State? Because he wanted to stay in school. And because he knew he’d have the support of his teammates—which he did.
On Friday, Meyers completed his final day of chemotherapy, so, in accordance with tradition, he got to walk around the clinic ringing the bell. When he got out to the waiting room, a few dozen of his teammates were there to give him a rousing ovation.
The Cyclones’ mid-summer workouts were done. All those guys could have gone home until the start of regular practices in a few weeks. But they stuck around to support their friend.
Take a look:
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Well done, Cyclones.
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