Washington HC Ron Rivera cancer-free after season-long bout

Ron Rivera just earned his biggest victory of this season: He is cancer-free.

Rivera's daughter, Courtney, broke the great news Thursday on Twitter.

"Thank you all for the love and prayers," she tweeted. "Just got off the phone with mom and dad leaving the hospital. @RiverboatRonHC is officially cancer free!!!"

The Washington Football Team head coach was diagnosed with squamous cell cancer in August. He completed treatment in late October and managed to not miss a game while leading WFT to the NFC East title, garnering support from his former team and throughout the league in the process. All of it makes him a candidate for Coach of the Year in his debut season with Washington.

"It's a struggle," Rivera called his cancer bout early in the season. "It's a battle. And I just don't represent me. I represent all those folks. All those people that are afflicted, all those people that fight, all those people that have fought."

The 59-year-old Rivera has long fought for more than himself.

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