Five days a week, new head coach for the Central Michigan Chippewas John Bonamego had to go to and from Ann Arbor just to receive treatment for the cancer he was diagnosed with. Found in his left tonsil, spread to his lymph nodes, Bonamego was determined and committed to beat it and be all squared away for football season.
He's been proud of the friends he made at the hospital, seeing people ring a bell to announce and celebrate the progress that people have made to end their radiation treatments. Just under two weeks before the Chippewas kick off at home against Oklahoma State, it was his turn to ring the bell.
What a day! Central Michigan coach John Bonamego is done with radiation treatment for tonsil cancer. pic.twitter.com/XvqlYNhGYj— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) August 21, 2015
So proud of my Husband ❤️ - Chips pic.twitter.com/LoM7oZ8uWD— Paulette Bonamego (@MommaBono) August 21, 2015
Bono rings the bell! Coach Bonamego reached a milestone in his fight against cancer as he had his final treatment. pic.twitter.com/oFMOT1bS3a— CMU Football (@CMU_Football) August 21, 2015
From the Hustle Belt community to you, congrats on this huge milestone, coach Bonamego!