NFL reporter confirms passing of 2-year-old daughter after cancer diagnosis

Beloved sports reporter's 2-year-old daughter has tragically passed away. Rest in peace, little one.

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The two-year-old daughter of NFL reporter Doug Kyed passed away nine months after being diagnosed with cancer.

 New England Patriots reporter for the Boston Herald and his wife, Jen Kyed, shared the heartbreaking news on the social media, writing that their sweet little girl, Hallie Kyed, died peacefully in her sleep in January 2024. She was diagnosed with leukemia in April 2023.

As per Hallie’s mom and dad, her condition worsened following a bone marrow transplant.

Sadly, her last round of chemotherapy was ineffective too.

“The whole family spent special time at the hospital last week, but we held out hope for remission because of how brave, strong and resilient Hallie had been through her entire nine-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia and all of its complications,” Kyed wrote on his Instagram.

Following Hallie’s relapse, Doug wrote that the family was trying to stay positive despite the obstacles the little one faced.

At the time, he wrote, “I’m choosing to stay positive,” and added: “Hallie has beaten every single obstacle that AML has thrown her so far. This will absolutely be her toughest test, but if anyone can topple it, it’s our fierce little Hallie Bear.

The NFL reported admitted that they “knew the prognosis was poor when she relapsed after her bone marrow transplant, so the whole family spent special time at the hospital last week, but we held out hope for remission because of how brave, strong and resilient Hallie had been through her entire nine-month battle with acute myeloid leukemia and all of its complications.” 

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a type of cancer that begins in the bone marrow, where blood cells are produced. In AML, abnormal myeloid cells, which are a type of white blood cell, multiply rapidly, crowding out healthy blood cells. As the disease progresses, these abnormal cells can quickly enter the bloodstream, leading to symptoms such as fatigue, easy bruising or bleeding, and increased susceptibility to infections. In some cases, AML can spread to other parts of the body, including the lymph nodes, liver, spleen, and central nervous system, though this is less common compared to its primary manifestation in the bone marrow and blood.

Since Hallie’s diagnosis, Doug and his wife spent most nights at Boston’s Children Hospital. “My wife and I have switched off between caring for Hallie and our 5-year-old, Olivia, at home,” he explained.

“There is a giant hole in my heart and the pain is excruciating,” Jen Kyed shared. “I will never understand why or how something so horrible can happen.”

Our thoughts and prayers are with the grieving family.

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