Arizona Diamondbacks president Derrick Hall announces his wife has breast cancer

Posted at 10:35 AM, Jul 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-18 15:27:42-04

The Arizona Diamondbacks president and CEO has announced his wife is battling breast cancer.

Derrick Hall made the announcement to the Diamondbacks organization Sunday, and the announcement was made public Monday.

Hall said his family learned a week ago that Amy Hall was diagnosed with an aggressive form of triple negative breast cancer.

According to Hall, the diagnosis requires four to six months of chemotherapy, along with surgery and radiation.

"These challenges that our family continues to face have only, and will only, make us stronger," Hall wrote in a letter to the D-backs organization. "Just as the challenges that we as an organization have been dealt, will again factor into our strength and development.

"Our culture continues to shine within these walls as we all grow even closer during difficult times. And similarly, Amy's fight, love for her family, and passion for our D-backs will help her triumph during this test."

Hall himself is a cancer survivor. He was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2011 but is now cancer-free. His battle encouraged him to create the Derrick Hall Pro-State Foundation in 2013. 

“Keep up the great work and keep my beautiful Amy in mind," Hall wrote. "She will beat this and chalk up another much-needed victory in this season's win column.

"She may lose hair, but she will win life. And we will be two, young, lovingly married, cancer survivors."