NBA player Jrue Holidaymade it clear when he decided not to play the beginning of the season as a New Orleans Pelican to take care of his wife, Lauren Holiday. Not only is she pregnant with the couple’s first child, she was recently diagnosed with a brain tumor.
According to the Times-Picayune, Lauren, a retired member of the United States women’s national soccer team, was diagnosed with a tumor on the right side of her brain back in June. But because she’s pregnant, doctors won’t operate until she gives birth in October.
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“I’m obviously blessed to play this game and be in the position I am in, but my wife is the most important thing in the world to me. She comes before anything else,” the point guard told The Times-Picayune.
On Monday, both Lauren and Jrue took to Twitter to thank people for their support during this trying time:
We are firm believers that people need people. So thank you for your thoughts and prayers as we navigate a difficult time.