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this is a discussion within the NFL Community Forum; Prayers and wishes for a speedy and compete recovery! Arthur Blank, who purchased the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer. "In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer," Blank ...

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Old 02-09-2016, 03:37 PM   #1
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Falcons owner announces he has cancer, says 'prognosis is good'

Prayers and wishes for a speedy and compete recovery!

Arthur Blank, who purchased the Atlanta Falcons in 2002, revealed Tuesday that he has been diagnosed with cancer.

"In December I was diagnosed with a treatable form of prostate cancer," Blank said in a statement released by the team. "Over the last several weeks Angie and I have visited a number of expert doctors and hospitals across the country to identify the best treatment options for me. I have chosen an aggressive approach that will include surgery and the overall prognosis is good. I'm looking forward to getting this behind me and continuing a very active lifestyle, my upcoming wedding, as well as continued active involvement in our businesses and philanthropic efforts for years to come."

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Old 02-09-2016, 03:54 PM   #2
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I hate cancer more than I hate the Falcons - Get well soon Mr. Blank

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I hope he has a speedy recovery. Mr Blank is pretty much the only thing I like about the Falcons.
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I hope you beat it Mr. Blank.
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Old 02-09-2016, 04:43 PM   #5
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I'd just like to add, kudos to Blank for not going "Robert Kraft" in his choice of dame.

Godspeed to you, Arthur Blank. Hoping to see your disappointed look on the Falcons sideline for many, many more years to come... and I mean that in a good way.
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I know we all enjoy hating on the Falcons, but Arthur Blank is a class A dude.

I've always kinda resented the hate thrown his way. I wish all NFL owners were more like Blank.

Get well soon sir.
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I just went through the same thing. He should be fine so long as he gets the very best surgeon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
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I hate cancer. God bless Mr Blank. You will beat it.
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Cancer sucks.
Men like Arthur Blank can take an ugly stick and beat the bastard back.
Men like Arthur Blank can take the same ugly stick and change the lives of others unable to access the vast resources he had available to beat the bastard.
Men like Arthur Blank can take that ugly stick and do amazing things to change lives.
That is what men like Arthur Blank can do....he will beat it and then help others without his resources to beat it too!
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I just went through the same thing. He should be fine so long as he gets the very best surgeon. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.
...hard to discover someone I admire on a faceless board, based on a shared love of the Saints, endured the same bastard trying to take out Arthur Blank.

Blessed to have you share your journey and hold the lantern of healing for Arthur Blank.

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