Thursday, June 18, 2009

We're behind you, Coach Rose

Some very sad news broke yesterday about Dave Rose, head coach of the BYU Men's Basketball team. Coach Rose has been diagnosed with Pancreatic Cancer. Though I've never met Dave Rose personally I greatly respect him as a man and as a coach, and I am hurt by this news. I pray that he and his family will be blessed with strength and peace during this horrible time.

Thoughts and prayers are with Coach Rose and his family. All the best coach. Here's hoping you can beat this cancer.

**Update**

After reading more about this horrible situation, I find myself slightly more optimistic about Rose's future. Apparently Coach Rose has a rare form of pancreatic cancer called pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor cancer. This form, from all reports I've read, is more treatable and has a higher survival rate.

Here are two great articles you can read about Coach Rose and this particular form of cancer:

From Greg Wrubell's BYU Blog: http://www.ksl.com/?nid=498&sid=6856175

From the Salt Lake Tribune: http://www.sltrib.com/collegesports/ci_12615461?

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