Recently, the devastating news of former Denver Broncos RB Ronnie Hillman surfaced. Hillman’s family released a statement stating that Hillman was diagnosed with renal medullar carcinoma cancer, according to TMZ Sports. Cancer has a “rare but high aggressive neoplasm form of cancer that primarily affects young African Americans with sickle cell trait”.
“As a family, we hope beyond hope, and we have faith that can move mountains,” the family said. “We also understand that God’s will is not always ours; therefore, we as a family subject ourselves to the will of our Almighty God.”
“We need your prayers, but we also need your understanding and respect for Ronnie and our family’s privacy at this time.”
Really sad news from @OFranklin74 that Ronnie Hillman is in hospice w/ liver complications.
Ronnie had almost 1000 all purpose yards and 7 TDs in the 2015-16 season, helping the Broncos win Super Bowl 50. @MrHillman2U my thoughts & prayers with you 🙏 pic.twitter.com/xnL39KL5xz
— Ben Cary (@Ben_Cary_) December 20, 2022
Hillman has received treatment, but it’s not been successful. The family explains Hillman is being kept comfortable and out of pain in hospital care. Several of his former teammates came out to honor Hillman and wish him prayers during his tough time. According to the family, Hillman is in hospice fighting for his life essentially.
Former Denver Bronco OL Orlando Franklin who helped block for Hillman for three seasons extends his prayers for former RB.
“He’s in hospice and not doing well,” Franklin said.”He has pneumonia and I’m putting it out there just to send positive vibes his way.”