In this Aug. 30, 1999 picture, Cleveland Browns linebacker Chris Spielman leaves the podium with his wife, Stefanie, after announcing his retirement in Berea. Stefanie Spielman died Nov 19, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)
Cover of the Chris and Stephanie Spielman story, That's Why I'm Here by Chris Spielman with Bruce Hooley.
Stefanie (left) and Buffalo Bills linebacker Chris Spielman (center) are congratulated by John Glenn during the Ohio Governor's Awards dinner in Columbus, Feb. 11, 1999. The three were among ten honorees who received awards for exceptional service achievements by Ohioans. The Spielman's received the award for their effort to advance breast cancer research after she was diagnosed with the disease the previous year. (AP Photo/Mike Elicson)
Chris and Stefanie Spielman are shown in 1998 with their children Madison and Noah.
Stefanie and Chris Spielman share a laugh during an interview in their Columbus home. Since Stefanie was diagnosed with breast cancer in 1998, the two became outspoken advocates for cancer research and awareness. (AP Photo/Jay Laprete)
Stephanie Spielman and her husband Chris pose for a photo after an Oct. 14, 1998, news conference in Columbus where they announced the formation of the Stefanie Spielman Foundation to raise money for breast cancer research and awareness. Stefanie Spielman died Nov 19, 2009 after a lengthy battle with cancer. (AP Photo/Chris Kasson)