Indy continues to remain strong with Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano as he begins his second round of chemotherapy and continues to win his battle against leukemia. Doctors say that Pagano’s white blood cell count is normal and he is in currently in remission. The team and interim coach Bruce Arians are hopeful that he will return to the field for the final home game on Sunday, December 30 against Houston.
Pagano was diagnosed with a form of leukemia in September and has been absent from all games since his diagnosis. He has had very little contact with other people due to his weakened immune system as a result of undergoing chemotherapy, but did make it out to talk to his team during a game against the Miami Dolphins on November 4.
Several members of the team shaved their heads in support of Pagano on November 7, and those who didn’t colored their hair. Banners with the saying #Chuckstrong hang in each end zone of the Lucas Oil Stadium as a sign of support from the rest of Indy as well.
If you are interested in visiting Indianapolis for Pagano’s potential return to the final game or to show your support for Arians and the players before then, the Indianapolis Hilton Garden Inn is one of many hotels near Lucas Oil Stadium provides convenient and affordable accommodations. Make reservations with an Indianapolis downtown hotel and show that you, too, are #Chuckstrong.