When Ron Rivera announced he had squamous cell cancer in his lymph nodes, he had yet to coach a single game for the Washington Football Team.
On Oct. 26, Rivera finished his treatment and hadn’t missed a single game with his new team.
Rivera recently spoke with ESPN about the struggles he faced during the three rounds of chemo he underwent, as he revealed he lost some 36 pounds because of how difficult it became for him to swallow in addition to the toll it took on his taste buds.
Now we’re finding out what he was eating to help kick Cancer’s ass.
“For breakfast, I had pancakes and to help swallow, I had what amounted to three cups of syrup on the two pancakes. Water tasted terrible.
The only things I could truly drink were root beer and Mountain Dew. Those tasted normal and helped me eat from that point on. What’s crazy is one of the foods that helped me get through this was Taco Bell tacos, for whatever reason.”
Many props to Rivera. His team is fighting just as hard on the field to help them secure a playoff spot.