A former NFL running back is reportedly in hospice care with a rare form of cancer and is currently fighting for his life.
According to TMZ, former Denver Broncos running back Ronnie Hillman is not doing well as his family has released a statement pertaining to his current medical status. In the statement, Hillman’s family has confirmed that the former football player has been diagnosed with renal medullary carcinoma. It has been described as a “rare but highly aggressive neoplasm form of cancer that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait.” This was discovered back in August.
Although Hillman has been undergoing treatment, the family states that it has not been successful. In his current state, they are saying he is being kept comfortable and out of pain while he is in hospice care. As a family, we hope beyond hope, and we have faith that can move mountains. We also understand that God’s will is not always ours; therefore, we as a family subject ourselves to the will of our Almighty God.”
“We need your prayers, but we also need your understanding and respect for Ronnie and our family’s privacy at this time.”