Kenechi Udeze Diagnosed With Leukemia

Horrible news for Kenechi Udeze – the Vikings‘ defensive end has reportedly been diagnosed with leukemia.

Doctors are still in the process of determining exactly which type of leukemia, a cancer of the blood, Udeze is dealing with.  Neither the Vikings nor Udeze’s agent have commented.

Udeze finally broke through a little bit last season for the Vikes, registering 5 sacks after a frustrating 2006 which saw him put up a goose-egg in that department.  Now his future in football is obviously on-hold.  The only thing he’s concerned about right now is his life.

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  • James

    Mr Kenechi Udeze,
    Our thoughts and wishes go out to you. We have an understanding of what you are going through. Our son was diagnosed with ALL at the age of 3. His is now 6 and is finished with his treatments. We know it is going to be tough on you but hang in there you can get through it. Our son entered remission 8 days after the chemo started. He did not like the back pokes of the steroids. We are going to see the Oncologist at Phoenix Children’s Hospital this afternoon to have blood work done. 3 yrs of treatment is hard on all that go through it. If you would like to read his web page about his experience contact me at my e-mail listed on this form. Caringbridge is a great way to get information to family and friends. We also have a friend who was diagnosed with AML as an adult and has beaten the odds. Keep up the meds and treatments.
    Good Luck and Best Wishes,