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Sad day for Spielman family

Posted by Chris Brown on November 20, 2009 – 9:17 am

It’s been a tough few days for the Spielman family as former Bills LB Chris Spielman’s wife Stefanie passed away Thursday evening after more than decade of fighting breast cancer.

Stefanie Spielman successfully battled four rounds of the disease and raised money for the disease through her Stefanie Spielman fund set up in 1998 not long after she was first diagnosed.

For Bills fans that remember LB Chris Spielman was playing for Buffalo at the time and announced that he would sit out the 1998 season to be at his wife’s side through her first months battling cancer. He even shaved his head in a show of support.

Stefanie Spielman’s foundation raised more than $6.5M in research funding. She was 42.

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