There are few individuals in the industry as beloved as ESPN sideline reporter Holly Rowe. Tuesday, the network released some unfortunate news, announcing that Rowe, who has worked for ESPN since 1998, has a tumor in her chest that will be removed later today. It's actually the second tumor that she's had in the past year.
Here's more, via ESPN:
FROM HOLLY ROWE:
“I wanted to share some personal news as I face a new challenge ahead. In May, I had a tumor in my chest removed and I have recently learned that there is a new tumor, which needs to be removed via surgery today. In the coming days, I will know more about what potential additional steps I may take to address this situation.
“I am very grateful for the support of my bosses at ESPN, who are fully behind me as I take the time to beat this, as well as the incredible connections to The V Foundation. I also sincerely appreciate the guidance of colleague Shelley Smith, who battled cancer so courageously last year.
“I once ran a marathon and as I was struggling to finish, I said to the strangers on the side of the road, who were there to cheer for others, ‘my name is Holly, can you cheer for me too?’ I know I can conquer anything with prayer, love, positive energy and the support of good people behind me, and I am thankful for my son and amazing family.
“I hope to be back at work soon doing what gives me so much joy in life.”
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rowe and her family. Let's hope she's back on the sidelines in no time.