Kevin Boseman, brother of late actor Chadwick Boseman, shared on his Instagram story that Oct. 14 marks his two year anniversary being cancer free.
“Today marks my official two-year remission anniversary,” Kevin wrote. “October 14, 2020.”
He continued, “I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent four rounds of chemotherapy. I’m in remission!!!!! You read right. I am in remission.”
Kevin, a dancer and choreographer based in New York City, added he shared the news “because while it’s been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so many of us, this is good news,” according to TheGrio.
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TSR STAFF: Brianne D! @beedev_ ____________________________________ While the Boseman family has been mourning the unfortunate passing of their loved one, #Chadwick, they are also celebrating a win for his brother, #KevinBoseman. Earlier this month, Kevin took to Instagram, revealing that he too had been diagnosed with cancer, but is happy to be in remission. ____________________________________ "Today marks my official two-year remission anniversary, October 14, 2020," he wrote. "I was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 and underwent for rounds of chemotherapy. I'm in remission!!!!! You read right. I am in remission." ____________________________________ Similar to Chadwick, Kevin said he initially did not share the news publicly, but felt this time of remission is something "to smile about" in a year full of so much tragedy. ____________________________________ "I wanted to share because while it's been a year of profound loss and tragedy for so—click the link in our bio to read more!
“Something to smile about. Something to shout about,” he continued. “I hope you’re smiling and shouting with me. Cancer is something most of us have no control over. We can only control our responses to it, which includes being proactive about our healthcare both physically and mental.”
Kevin added, “Tomorrow is not promised and early detection saves lives. Health is wealth. True wealth.”
The dancer’s remission anniversary came less than two months after his younger brother’s death to colon cancer after a private four-year battle.
Chadwick died on Aug. 28 at the age of 43. The actor’s representatives shared the news in a heartfelt tribute on his Twitter and Instagram accounts, revealing the Marshall star had been diagnosed with stage III colon cancer in 2016 and had battled it as it progressed to stage IV.
Continued prayers for healing and strength goes out to Kevin and the entire Boseman family.