NBA sideline reporter Craig Sager has been battling acute myeloid leukemia since April of 2014.
Sager had returned to the sidelines before announcing last month that his leukemia was no longer in remission. Sager, however, has continued his fight by remaining on the sidelines to show just what it means to be “Sager Strong.”
Now, in a recent profile from Sports Illustrated’s Lee Jenkins, we see just how special Sager has been throughout his recovery.
Craig Sager’s doctor Naveen Pemmaraju told SI that Sager’s recovery has been “almost miraculous.” During his recover, Sager has undergone “two bone marrow transplants, 21 bone marrow biopsies and over 20 chemotherapy cycles.”
Pemmaraju said, “A patient who battles this past a year is amazing. What he’s done is almost miraculous.”
We really have to appreciate what Sager has done.
Not only has he been brave enough to share his personal journey with the sports world, he has been able to fight this battle while still finding joy in something he loves, the game of basketball.
Craig Sager is truly an inspiration to us all.
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