Roman Reigns recently shared a picture of himself wearing a mask supporting leukemia. The mask is purchased from The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, an organization that has been working for the cause since 1949.
The Tribal Chief of WWE is a blood cancer survivor himself. He has long been associated with the organization and doing his part in spreading awareness on leukemia. He announced in his Twitter post that a part of the proceeds will be donated towards the goal of ending blood cancer.
Protect yourself and others while showing your support for blood cancer patients by purchasing a face mask from @LLSusa. A portion of sales will be donated to #LLS to help drive forward their goal to end blood #cancer: https://t.co/azGrajWmnj pic.twitter.com/JOnM9MXvxV
— Roman Reigns (@WWERomanReigns) January 12, 2021
Roman Reigns on his battle with Leukemia
In October, 2018, Roman Reigns announced on RAW that his leukemia, which had been in remission for 11 years, was back. He relinquished his Universal title and took time off WWE to go through the treatment.
Last year in October, Roman Reigns spoke to People.com on his experience with the condition while promoting WWE’s Connor’s Cure Foundation. He revealed that finding out about the return of his cancer left him in shock and disbelief. It was hard for him to process what was happening, especially with his first child on the way.
“I felt like, why is this happening? I’m healthy, I’m an athlete. I was in the best years of my life, my prime as a young man and my girlfriend, who is now my wife, was pregnant with our first child. I had so much pressure and so much on my plate that it was hard for me to understand.”
Much to the glee of the WWE Universe, he was back within three months. On February 25 episode of RAW, he announced to the world that his leukemia was in remission and he was ready to be back in the ring.
— WWE on FOX (@WWEonFOX) February 25, 2020