Diane Johnson Battles Rare Cancer with Strength and Love of Her Son

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Diane Johnson Battles Rare Cancer with Strength and Love of Her Son
Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

With all that was scary about cancer for Diane Johnson, breaking the news to her only child seemed just as terrifying as coming to grips with the fatal disease. So Diane kept it from Joe Johnson for over a year. She waited until she couldn’t wait any longer, until the physical effects of the steroid treatments were too obvious to hide. “I didn’t want him to know because at the time I was diagnosed the season just got started,” Dianne says. “And I knew he was getting ready for that.

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