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Brooks announces he is cancer free

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Seven months ago AFC Bournemouth were shocked by the news that Cherries midfielder David Brooks had been diagnosed with Stage II Hodgkin Lymphoma.

Well wishes from all around the world flooded in for the 24-year-old Wales international as he announced the news of his diagnosis and impending treatment.

Brooks, understandably kept his treatment private over the forthcoming months but the Cherries supporters made sure that the midfielder was always in their thoughts by giving him a standing ovation on the 7th minute of every game either at Dean Court or away from home.

On Tuesday, Brooks announced via social media the fantastic news that he had finished his treatment and was officially cancer free.

Brooks said…

“It has been a few months since my last update and in that time I have thankfully completed my cancer treatment. 

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all of the incredible medical staff for their amazing work and support throughout the process. 

“Last week I met with my specialist having reviewed my final test results. I am delighted to say the treatment was successful and I can now say that I have been given the all clear and am now cancer free. 

“Those words feel incredible to say and I am so thankful for all your messages and good wishes, these really helped me through the tough times. 

“I am so excited to start the journey back to full fitness and continuing my football career. 

“The lads at Bournemouth have had an excellent season so far and I am looking forward to being back at The Vitality to cheer the team on as we head into the most important fixtures of the season.

“I am determined to work my hardest over the months ahead and I can’t wait to be back out there and playing in front of you on the pitch in the not so distant future. 
Thank you again.

That evening, Brooks would attend AFC Bournemouth’s crucial play-off before the play-offs match with Nottingham Forest, a near winner takes all match that would clinch promotion for the Cherries or virtually clinch promotion for Nottingham Forest, whoever won.

AFC Bournemouth would go on to clinch the tight tense affair, with David Brooks’ Wales international teammate Kieffer Moore scoring the winning goal, clinching promotion to the Premier League.

Your say…

Toronto John wrote…

I cannot wait for Saturday, I hope he can come down to the pitch and receive the ovation that you all will want to give him.

Lee90 said…

Fantastic news and amazing to see him in the changing rooms celebrating with the boys spraying the champagne, he deserves it! Back in the prem where he belongs!

wingsnwheels added…

Best bit of the evening as far as I’m concerned. Health is more important than football any day. Well done David! – Join the conversation, click here.

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