USA Today: Coach Rose living up to promises at BYU after treatment for cancer

by | Feb. 23, 2010

Mormons We Know

Tears stream down Cheryl Rose's face as she talks about her family's life since her husband, Brigham Young men's basketball coach Dave Rose, was treated for pancreatic cancer.

"They're tears of gratitude," she says.

She is grateful that the rare form of cancer that afflicted her husband, a pancreatic neuroendocrine tumor, is one that patients can survive, unlike its other form, adenocarcinoma of the pancreas, which typically kills within months.

She is thankful she and her husband have newfound perspective on his job and their family's happiness no longer hinges on wins and losses. Rose's days of sleepless nights — staying up until 3:30 a.m. to watch game tape or to agonize over a loss — are over.

Rose, 52, says he is a changed man because of a promise he made — to God, his wife, his children and himself.

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