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Erik Spoelstra’s son recovering from cancer


The wife of Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra has announced that their son’s cancer is in remission.

According to Bleacher Report, Nikki Sapp Spoelstra posted on Instagram Friday that their son Santiago was in remission after a battle Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma. Doctors discovered Santiago’s cancer during an unexpected intestinal surgery the day after his fourth birthday.

Santiago received months of chemotherapy at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital but is now in remission, Yahoo Sports reports.

“My family and I are incredibly grateful to his pediatricians, the surgeons, the doctors, the nurses, the whole Child Life Team, and all of the staff at Nicklaus who took care of our boy… but also, our family,” Sapp Spoelstra wrote in her post. “There were many tears but these special individuals all made sure that there were plenty of smiles and all the love and support to go around. There really aren’t enough words. Simply… THANK YOU 🤍”

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