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Maryland Governor Larry Hogan reached out to Ron Rivera

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Washington Football Team head coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with lymph node cancer though it's in the early stages and is very treatable and curable the team announced. 

Since news of Rivera's fight emerged the NFL community offered its ultimate support to him and his family — from players to coaches the messages were truly heartwarming.

The support didn't stop there as Maryland Governor Larry Horgan reached out to Rivera to offer encouraging sentiments as well as detail his own bout with cancer. 

"Just spoke to @WashingtonNFL Head Coach Ron Rivera, who was recently diagnosed with squamous cell carcinoma of a lymph node. Having been through lymphoma and squamous cell myself, I shared some pregame advice & wished him a speedy recovery," Hogan said. " We’re pulling for you, @RiverboatRonHC!"

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Back in June, Hogan announced he is “100% cancer-free,” five years after being diagnosed with Stage 3 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. In 2015 doctors found over 60 tumors throughout his body.

With all the things currently going on in society, it's refreshing to see so many individuals connect with the head coach in hopes of boosting his morale and standing by his side through the journey ahead.