White Sox closer Liam Hendriks celebrates last round of chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma

On Monday, June 7th, White Sox closer Liam Hendriks took his last round of chemotherapy for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma. The Australian baseball player celebrated the milestone on social media, thanking his fans for their support and sharing a video of himself ringing a bell to signify the end of his treatment.

Hendriks was diagnosed with the disease in 2015 when he was still playing for the Minnesota Twins. However, he has been able to continue his career in the major leagues despite his diagnosis. Hendriks has been open about his battle with cancer and has used his platform to raise awareness for the disease.

In a statement, Hendriks expressed his gratitude to his healthcare team and the support he has received from his family, friends, and fans. “I am blessed to have amazing people in my life,” he said. “I am beyond grateful for the support I have received throughout my journey.”

Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a type of cancer that affects the lymphatic system. The cancer can begin in any part of the body, and the symptoms can vary depending on where the cancer is located. Treatment for Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma can include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or stem cell transplantation.

Despite his battle with cancer, Hendriks has continued to excel on the baseball field. He signed a four-year, $54 million contract with the White Sox in the offseason, and he has been a dominant force out of the bullpen. Hendriks has a 2.59 ERA and has recorded 13 saves in 27 appearances this season.

In addition to his success on the field, Hendriks has also been recognized for his humanitarian work. He was named the recipient of the 2020 Hutch Award, which is given to a major league baseball player who demonstrates perseverance and dedication to his craft while also making significant contributions to his community.

Hendriks’ celebration of his last round of chemotherapy is a reminder of the power of resilience and the importance of support during difficult times. As he continues to battle his cancer, he remains an inspiration to his fans and an example of how perseverance can lead to success both on and off the field.

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