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Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

Posted on: October 11, 2011 7:52 pm
Edited on: October 11, 2011 9:20 pm
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By Gary Parrish

Imagine how tough it is to have one parent diagnosed with cancer.

Now imagine having two.

That's the position Baylor coach Scott Drew and Valparaiso coach Bryce Drew are in now that their father (Homer Drew) and mother (Janet Drew) have both been diagnosed with cancer. The news broke when former Valpo guard Brandon Wood tweeted about it Tuesday. Scott Drew then confirmed the news via text message to CBSSports.com. The types of cancers Homer and Janet Drew have remain unclear, but a source close to the family said Homer Drew's was "caught early." That's a bright spot in a bad story.

Homer Drew coached Valpo for 22 seasons.

He retired in May.

Photo: AP
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Comments

Since: Jan 21, 2010
Posted on: October 13, 2011 11:00 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

How terrible for the Drews! Here's hoping both Valparaiso and Baylor dedicate their seasons to them. My prayers go with them.



Since: Aug 5, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 3:14 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

Wow, how devastating. Positive thoughts to the Drew family.



Since: Oct 3, 2011
Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:55 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

I'm a lifelong resident of Valparaiso and remember years ago seeing coach Drew at a local restaurant and him making a point to come over and say hello to my handicap son. He is truley a great guy !!!! I wish his family the best and hope things work out well for both him and his wife.




Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 2:22 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

Wow... that is tough.  I too was diagnosed with cancer 4 years ago and it takes all of your energy to fight it... I can't imagine if my spouse had it at the same time.   God bless them both and I hope they have a speedy and complete recovery.  Godspeed Coach.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:51 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

You said it best, guitarjunkie!



Since: Dec 28, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:50 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

A family of fighters, they will give their all to beat this!  God bless the Drew family.



Since: Apr 26, 2007
Posted on: October 12, 2011 1:02 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

My thougths and prayers go out to a classy family.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:45 am
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

FU Cancer!



Since: Jan 17, 2008
Posted on: October 12, 2011 11:03 am
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

Thoughts and prayers go out to the Drew family.



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: October 11, 2011 10:07 pm
 

Homer Drew and wife both diagnosed with cancer

There family will have a lot of people praying for them, I hope everyone reading this article will as well.  


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