Saskatchewan Roughrider great Don Narcisse is battling prostate cancer
Narcisse posted on Facebook Wednesday to spread the news he has been diagnosed with the first stage of the disease, and he is thankful doctors caught it early.
#ridernation On Friday I was Diagnosed with Stage 1 Prostate Cancer. They caught it real early which is a good thing. On Sunday my brothers ,sisters and GrandKids showed up to my house to lift me up. My Sister Pamela Forsander had Pancreatic Cancer 17yrs ago and she gave me one of the Best Motivational Speech Ever 😢😢 She said I have inspired so many people so make sure I don’t keep this a SECRET. And to use my platform to bring Awareness to Cancer. So for the next few months I will be fighting this DEMON. Watch how God Walk me through this Journey. I would love for you to send me a message. Start Radiation Treatment in Houston in the next few weeks. I will definitely keep you all Posted. I LOVE Y’all #IamsoblessedDonald Ray #80
Posted by Don Narcisse on Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The 52-year-old CFL Hall of Famer said he will be starting radiation treatment in the next few weeks.
Narcisse said his sister Pamela is a survivor of pancreatic cancer and she motivated him to go public with his diagnosis instead of keeping it private. She encouraged him to use his platform to spread awareness about prostate cancer.
The post quickly sparked messages of support from his fans in Rider Nation.
Narcisse spent his entire CFL career with the Roughriders and was part of the Grey Cup winning team in 1989.