Tackling Cancer With Purpose
This week, we spoke with former NFL coach, motivational speaker and acute promyelocytic leukemia survivor Chuck Pagano about his journey with cancer, and what has inspired him to give back following his diagnosis.
BY Kristie L. Kahl
PUBLISHED December 08, 2018
In 2012, former NFL head coach Chuck Pagano started to feel fatigued – a feeling most would associate with the long two-a-days of any given football preseason – but it was when unexplained bruises started to appear that he visited with the team’s medical staff and was eventually diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Since, he looks back on his journey and feels there was a reason he faced a cancer diagnosis – something he says is way bigger than football.
This week, we spoke with Chuck about his cancer journey, and why speaking with patients, advocates and health care professionals at CURE Magazine’s first-ever CLL Heroes event was so important to him.