Just one day after Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano took a day away from the hospital to inspire his young team, doctors are saying that the coach’s leukemia is in remission. It is great news for Pagano, his family and the Indianapolis organization.
“We need to keep going and we will not be able to use the word ‘cure’ for four or five years,” Oncologist Dr. Larry Cripe, an associate professor of medicine at the Indiana University Health Simon Cancer Center, told the Indianapolis Star.
Pagano is set to begin his second round of chemotherapy as he continues his battle with acute promyelocytic leukemia.
Following the team’s win yesterday, Pagano made a trip into the Colts locker room to share some thoughts with the young team. Pagano expressed how proud he was in his players and continued to inspire them with his words and actions.
“That’s why you’re already champions and well on your way,” he said. “I got circumstances. You guys understand it. I understand it. It’s already beat. It’s already beat. My vision that I’m living is to see two more daughters get married, dance at their weddings and then hoist that Lombardi several times. I’m dancing at two more weddings and we’re hoisting that trophy together.”
If you missed it yesterday, this is something you need to see. Watch a clip of Pagano’s inspiring speech following the Colts win over the Miami Dolphins: