WATCH: Ron Rivera ‘rings the bell’ after receiving final cancer treatment

Zachary Neel
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We couldn’t have put it any better than the Washington Football Team Twitter account did on Monday morning. It’s a different kind of Victory Monday, and one that is much more significant that many teams are experiencing.

A day after defeating the Dallas Cowboys 25-3, Washington head coach Ron Rivera received his final chemotherapy treatment for lymph node cancer, and his exit from the hospital was a special moment that was filmed and shared with the world. Walking down the hall, dozens of nurses and staff members celebrated and threw confetti on Rivera, which culminated in him ringing a victory bell to signify the end of his treatment. He did so with a smile on his face, I’m sure.

Rivera has now gone through all of his cancer treatment, and he did so without missing a single game. There were a couple of practices that he was absent from, and a second-half here or there that were spent coaching from the bench, but the grit and courage he showed through all of this is remarkable. We are so happy to have you with us in Washington, coach. Congratulations on finishing your treatment.