Breakfast: #DQStrong a year later

I know we are in the middle of the NFL scouting combine.

I know the quarterbacks are supposed to speak today at the combine.

I also know that Texans general manager Rick Smith and head coach Bill O'Brien are scheduled to speak to the media in Indianapolis.

But, I'm here to tell you that the most important news you'll hear all day has NOTHING to do with any of that.

It was on this exact date one year ago that Texans offensive lineman David Quessenberry sent out the tweet below.

Quessenberry, the third year tackle out of San Jose State, has had a very public battle with cancer. Back in June of 2014, Quessenberry was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin's T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma. Shortly after he began aggressive chemotherapy and his fight began. The team and organization rallied around to support him, starting the #DQStrong campaign. Players, coaches and staff all came together, and the Texans and the city of Houston even named the following August 14th #DQStrong day. 

Other teams around the league joined the cause as well, including fellow cancer survivor and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano.

Quessenberry has chronicled his journey, thanking all those who have taken the time to send well wishes.

After several rounds of chemotherapy, Quessenberry made the declaration you saw above on February 25th of last year. Since that announcement, he's continued training to make his way back to the NFL. During a scene in the past season's HBO Hard Knocks, O'Brien talked about DQ having a role with the squad in 2016.

No matter what happens on the playing field going forward, today is a day to celebrate. We are all still #DQStrong.

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