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Joe Vide battling Hodgkin's disease

Former MLS midfielder Joe Vide is battling Hodgkin's disease, the same blood cancer that afflicted D.C. United Coach Curt Onalfo. Both played at the University of Virginia. Onalfo was diagnosed on his 24th birthday, in 1993; Vide is 25. He played for the New York Red Bulls and San Jose Earthquakes before joining D.C. United for eight league appearances during the 2008 season. After trying to catch on in France last year, he returned to Charlottesville to complete his course work.

One minute I am finishing my degree at the University of Virginia, starting to pursue a career in either government work or with in the military; and the next minute I am spending every moment trying to understand the cancer that has invaded my body and deal with the financial burden that goes with it.

Please visit his blog/Web site, created by former UVA teammate Will Hall, for additional details and ways to help.

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By Steve Goff  |  May 1, 2010; 11:42 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. United , MLS  | Tags: Curt Onalfo, D.C. United, Hodgkin's lymphoma, Joe Vide, Major League Soccer, University of Virginia  
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Wow. My prayers are with Vide. The info about his insurance company ending payments -- just another example out of literally millions demonstrating how ridiculous it is to have a health care system based on private insurance. Seriously, what is wrong with this country, that we can't get any sensible public policy -- that anything that smacks of needed change/progress or anything vaguely European-sounding gets rejected out of hand? If it ain't broke, don't fix it? Well, it's broke. We're broke...and getting broker.

End of sermon.

Posted by: fischy | May 1, 2010 12:21 PM | Report abuse

Well said Fischy. Best to Joe Vide...

Posted by: JkR- | May 1, 2010 12:39 PM | Report abuse

would be cool if DCU could help him out somehow doing some sort of fundraiser.....if this had come out sooner today would have been the day. His two former teams in action!
get well soon joe vide,,,,,,you are better than morsink!

Posted by: perugazu | May 1, 2010 12:54 PM | Report abuse

Joe get better and keep up the battle....I remember you as a player who never gave in!

Posted by: bigtime991 | May 1, 2010 1:01 PM | Report abuse

Best wishes to Joe. I loved the way he played and was sad to see him leave the team.

Posted by: jjfooty | May 1, 2010 1:32 PM | Report abuse

Done...just donated. Took 5 minutes. Best wishes Joe.

Posted by: DCB23 | May 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Done...just donated. Took 5 minutes. Best wishes Joe.

Posted by: DCB23 | May 1, 2010 1:48 PM | Report abuse

Joe Vide. a prayer to your speedy recovery and fruitful life.

Posted by: juke2 | May 1, 2010 7:08 PM | Report abuse

A passion for life and the beautiful game, a donation for Joe was an easy decision.

Posted by: toesloth | May 2, 2010 1:47 PM | Report abuse

dam i was wondering what happened to Vide. Best wishes or a speedy recovery

Posted by: g3impreza | May 5, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

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