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Blake Anderson offers update on wife Wendy's cancer battle

Wendy Anderson, wife of Arkansas State head coach Blake Anderson, is in the fight of her life. She was first diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer in 2017, a form of the already-deadly disease that is likely to spread and recur.

Spread and recur it has, as the family announced in March that Wendy would undergo a new round of treatment after the disease spread to liver, lungs and lymph nodes.

At Sun Belt media days on Monday, Blake offered another update on Wendy.

"I fully expected I'd be standing before you today telling you, 'Man, we beat cancer.' I would love to be telling you that," he said. "It's just not where God's got us right now... It has been a tough summer. It's been a long, hard summer, but she is one of the toughest fighters I've ever met. We are still knee deep in the battle; the prayers are needed now more than ever before. We just continue to fight every day. Even my players have been inspired by her willingness to fight and not make excuses and just battle every day."

We will continue to pray for Wendy and hope you will too.