ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — During training camp, Bills defensive tackle Kyle Peko revealed his wife, Giuliana, was battling stage 3 Hodgkin's lymphoma.
The team and Bills Mafia showed their support on social media and on Tuesday, their family had good news to share.
Giuliana announced on twitter she is cancer free. (WARNING: the language may be inappropriate to some).
"It's a weight lifted off my shoulders. My wife, all my family is super excited. It's blessing how quick it went. She only had four sessions of chemo and she was supposed to do 12 and it's all gone right now," Peko said after practice on Wednesday.
Peko said Giuliana FaceTimed him on Tuesday and when he answered she was crying and gave him the good news.
"She said the doctors just called me, I got my results back and I'm cancer free," Peko said.
Giuliana was supposed to go through 12 rounds of chemotherapy but she only needed four.
Peko told the team before practice on Wednesday.
"This morning I told a couple of the coaches and coach McDermott asked if break the walk through down and let everyone know so we huddled up for me to break it down and I stopped everyone and I thanked everyone for all the prayers and all the love, all the support that I've gotten so far," Peko explained.
"We got the good news today and we're just beyond happy. The whole team is, we're a family here. To hear news like that, I couldn't be happier for him and his family," Micah Hyde said.
Peko made the team's practice squad after cuts were made in late August.