Friday, November 20, 2009

Stefanie Spielman died



Stefanie Spielman, the wife of NFL and Ohio State star Chris Spielman died Thursday after a lengthy battle with breast cancer.

Stefanie first found out that she had breast cancer at the age of 30 while she was three months pregnant. Sadly, she later miscarried and that is when she discovered she had cancer.

Stefanie was an amazing woman and both Spielmans are advocates for breast-cancer detection and research, and they have won several awards for their dedication to the cause.

They helped raise over $6 million for breast cancer research at Ohio State through the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research. Stefanie Spielman also helped in forming a support group for young women with breast cancer, and she was also inducted into the Ohio Women’s Hall of Fame in 2002 for her work.

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