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WWE superstar Roman Reigns announces his leukemia is in remission on Monday night RAW

Jimmy's Seafood makes "Roman Strong" bracelets
Posted: 8:47 PM, Feb 25, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-26 08:43:47-05
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BALTIMORE, Md. — After battling Leukemia on and off for 11 years, a WWE superstar shares good news.

Roman Reigns returned to Monday Night RAW to tell fans his leukemia is now in remission.

"I'm gonna use this platform, this giant WWE platform that is global and the whole world can see it," Reigns told the crowd. "I'm gonna use it to raise awareness and I'm gonna use it to support those who are in need just like I was. The good news is I'm in remission, y'all."

Last year, he was here in Baltimore granting wishes when at the same time he was battling leukemia himself.

Roman Reigns was at Jimmy's Seafood last January to surprise 5-year-old Trip. He has a blood disorder and his only wish was to go to Wrestlemania. Reigns showed up at Jimmy's with tickets for the show and WWE gear for Trip.

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Last year, he revealed that the leukemia he had been battling for 11 years had returned, and he would have to undergo treatment. He had to give up wrestling, at least temporarily.

His long-time friend John Minadakis, the owner of Jimmy's Seafood in Dundalk, started making "Roman Strong" bracelets to support Make-A-Wish Mid Atlantic, and Toys for Tots. The two met through mutual friends five years ago.

"Now that I look back at all the Make-A-Wishes he did and all the visits to the children's hospitals he did while he was battling Leukemia," Mindakis said. "Going through it himself, it just really speaks volumes about the man he is."

Roman Reigns will appear on Good Morning America Tuesday morning, for a live interview.