Houston (CBS HOUSTON) – Houston Texans and David Quessenberry have been in a battle together since the 2014 preseason began. He was picked in the 6th round of the 2013 draft but after a year of learning the game and gaining progress found out he had non-Hodgkins Lymphoma. Quessenberry on Thursday was able to beat one milestone, finishing his chemotherapy treatments. As is tradition, he was ready to ring a celebratory bell on the hospital wall to announce his completion of this major step in his recovery. The bell, however was less ready.
Quessenberry posted a touching message on Instagram along with this quote: “this bell just like cancer never stood a chance…”
cancer did NOT make me strong. cancer did NOT make my family strong. cancer did NOT galvanize my community. cancer did NOT bring rival team Head Coaches and players together to support me. cancer did NOT bring people together. cancer did NOT make people travel hundreds of miles to help me and my family in our time of need. cancer did NOT make people pray for me. cancer did NOT bring me my Angel. cancer did NOT make me thankful for my life. cancer did NOT make me a believer that there is more to this world than just our eyes can see. cancer did NOT shape me into the man I am today. Love did. It has Been more than 1000 days since my fight began. Yesterday I received my last infusion of chemo therapy. The things I have seen and the things I felt through my fight I could never forget and last night after a full day at MD Anderson I watched a video that @meeeglit put together for me. It was filled with short clips of the people I hold most dear to me that lasted for more than an hour and every second of It was absolutely incredible. I don't know what to say to every one other than Thank You, I Love you, and I will never forget you and the kindness and Love you showed me. -DQ "Love backed by Faith is unstoppable" P.S. this bell just like cancer never stood a chance…
It is not yet clear if Quessenberry will try to get back on the field in 2017 after spending 2016 on the Non-Football Illness list, but he is still on the Texans roster.