Cancer doesn’t discriminate. It has, in one way or another, impacted pretty much every one of us. Houston Texans safety Andre Hal found this out first-hand when he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma back in June.
How can a seemingly healthy 25-year-old world class athlete suffer from such a disease? Instead of asking this question, Hal fought it. And he has now been declared cancer free.
— Houston Texans (@HoustonTexans) September 26, 2018
This is an absolutely joyous day for Hal, his family and his team. Sure he’ll have to continue getting check ups, but being in remission after just three-plus months of treatment is extraordinary. He joins fellow NFLers Eric Berry and James Conner, among others, to defeat this disease.
For his part, Hal couldn’t be more elated.
Andre Hal when he was told he was in remission: 'I knew. I felt it in my body. I was doing all the right things to get better.'
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) September 26, 2018
A seventh-round pick of the Texans back in 2014, Hal earned himself both a starting job and a new contract over the past three seasons. He signed a three-year, $15 million extension with Houston mere months before being diagnosed.