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Fiance of Bills player loses battle with cancer

Posted at 7:04 PM, Feb 02, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-02 19:04:25-05

The Buffalo Bills lost an extended member of their family this week.

Brittany Burns, the fiancée of Bills linebacker Tony Steward, passed away after a battle with ovarian cancer. The 26-year old was diagnosed with the a rare form of the disease just under two months ago, on December 9, 2015.

Burns got engaged to Steward last year, and started the Fight Like a Girl campaign, which can be found here, to raise money for women battling ovarian cancer. At the time of this post, the campaign had raised $2,421 towards the cause.

The couple met at Clemson University, where Steward played football, and Burns was a member of the rowing team. Steward was a sixth-round pick of the Bills in 2015, and had two tackles last season.

According to her Twitter bio, Burns resided in Orchard Park with Steward. She was being treated for cancer at the University of Pennsylvania.

The Bills released the following statement of the news:

“The Buffalo Bills are saddened to learn about the passing of Brittany Burns, the fiancée of linebacker Tony Steward. From the day Brittany arrived in Buffalo with Tony, she was an active member in the community through the Buffalo Bills Women’s Association. Our prayers and heartfelt condolences go out to Tony Steward and the family of Brittany Burns during this most difficult time.”

If you would like to send a sympathy card to both Steward and Brittany's family, here is the link.

Twitter: @JoeBuscaglia

 

 
 

 

 

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