Vahe Gregorian

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Mom and Dad are the real MVPs of cancer survivor Eric Berry’s epic homecoming

To hear Carol and Eric Berry tell it, their son, Eric, experienced all of the soul-wrenching moments one might expect in a life-or-death fight against cancer. But the battle became a family affair at the Berrys’ home in suburban Atlanta, where Eric returned on Sunday and led the Kansas City Chiefs to victory over the Falcons.

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Eric Berry’s remarkable recovery punctuates Chiefs win

Two years ago this week, Eric Berry began treatment for cancer in Atlanta, near where he grew up. Sunday against the Falcons marked his first NFL regular-season home game there, and it unleashed a flood of emotions in Berry and the best in his game. His two interception returns accounted for eight points for the Chiefs in their 29-28 win, one that reinforced the almost mystical meaning Berry has to many of them.

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'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey

James and Carol Berry spoke to Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian on Monday about their son, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and their memories of hearing about his lymphoma diagnosis in 2014. Eric stayed in his parents' home, in Fairburn, Georgia, during his treatment and recovery. On Sunday, he returned to Atlanta as the Chiefs faced the Falcons, made two huge plays and gave each parent a game ball.

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'That's the way you come home': Eric Berry's parents on his cancer journey

James and Carol Berry spoke to Kansas City Star columnist Vahe Gregorian on Monday about their son, Kansas City Chiefs safety Eric Berry, and their memories of hearing about his lymphoma diagnosis in 2014. Eric stayed in his parents' home, in Fairburn, Georgia, during his treatment and recovery. On Sunday, he returned to Atlanta as the Chiefs faced the Falcons, made two huge plays and gave each parent a game ball.
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