Calvin Johnson Gets Engaged To His Long Time Girlfriend Brittney McNorton (Video)

Calvin Johnson Gets Engaged To His Long Time Girlfriend Brittney McNorton (Video) Calvin Johnson Gets Engaged To His Long Time Girlfriend Brittney McNorton (Video)

Fatal Attraction: NFL Star Erik Walden’s Ex-Girlfriend Breaks Into His Home, Cuts Him With Knife And Attacks His New Girlfriend With Bat…Breaking Her Arm! (Video)

Fatal Attraction: NFL Star Erik Walden’s Ex-Girlfriend Breaks Into His Home, Cuts Him With Knife And Attacks His New Girlfriend With Bat…Breaking Her Arm! (Video) Fatal Attraction: NFL Star Erik Walden's Ex-Girlfriend Breaks Into His Home, Cuts Him With Knife And Attacks His New Girlfriend With Bat...Breaking Her Arm! (Video)

Congratulations: Vin Diesel And Girlfriend Paloma Jiménez Welcome Their Third Child Together! (Video)

Congratulations: Vin Diesel And Girlfriend Paloma Jiménez Welcome Their Third Child Together! (Video) Congratulations: Vin Diesel And Girlfriend Paloma Jiménez Welcome Their Third Child Together! (Video)

Oh No: Derek Fisher Files For Divorce From His Wife Of 10 Years Candace Fisher. (Details)

Oh No: Derek Fisher Files For Divorce From His Wife Of 10 Years Candace Fisher. (Details) Oh No: Derek Fisher Files For Divorce From His Wife Of 10 Years Candace Fisher. (Details)

Patrick Chung’s Wife Cecilia Chung

Patrick Chung’s Wife Cecilia Chung Patrick Chung’s Wife Cecilia Chung

Oh No: Keyshawn Johnson’s Wife Jennifer Conrad Files For Divorce….7 Months After Their Wedding! (Details)

Oh No: Keyshawn Johnson’s Wife Jennifer Conrad Files For Divorce….7 Months After Their Wedding! (Details) Oh No: Keyshawn Johnson's Wife Jennifer Conrad Files For Divorce....7 Months After Their Wedding! (Details)

RECENT POST

regina-king-talking-dating-video
Regina King: ‘I Need To Make Dating More Of A Priority In My Life!’ (Video)
tina-campbell-cheating-husband
Tina Campbell Speaks On Her Husband’s Cheating Past And Learning To Trust Him Again! (Video)
viola-davis-wig-interview-video
Viola Davis Dishes On Why She Signed On To Hit Show “How To Get Away With Murder”: ‘They Let Me Take My Wig Off!’ (Video)
trai-byers-grace-gealey-dating-pics-photos
New Couple Alert? Are ‘Empire’ Co-stars Trai Byers And Grace Gealey Really Dating? (Details)
cissy-houston-on-bobbi-kristina-video
Cissy Houston Breaks Her Silence On Bobbi Kristina Condition: ‘We Are Still Praying, Not a Great Deal of Hope!’ (Video)
serena-williams-version-beyonce-711
Serena Williams Recreates Beyonce’s “7/11” Video For VOGUE Magazine – Tennis Swag!
tamar-braxton-cry-emotional-muppett
Tamar Braxton Gets Emotional While Revealing Being Called A ‘Muppet’ Really Hurts. (Video)
Nischelle-Turner-bio-wiki
Nischelle Turner: 5 Personal Things You Probably Did Not Know (Info)
kelly-rowland-baby-interview-mother-death
Kelly Rowland Opens Up About Her Mother’s Death, Being A “Psycho” Mother And Hanging With BFF’s Beyonce & Michelle! (Video)
kenya-moore-boyfriend-james
Kenya Moore Reveals Her New Man On Millionaire Matchmaker! (Video)
michael-jai-white-fiancee-wife-Gillian-Iliana-Waters-pics
Michael Jai White Dishes On How He Surprised His Fiancée Gillian Waters With A Tattoo!
grace-gealey-cayman-islands-accent
“Empire” Star Grace Gealey Reveals Her Cayman Accent! (Video)
darren-sharper-sentenced-9-years-prison
Ex-NFL Star Darren Sharper Sentenced To 9 Years In Prison For S*xual Assault Cases In California & Arizona! (Video)
Mekhi-Phifer-Reshelet-Barnes-photos
Mekhi Phifer Talks Marriage With Wife Reshelet, Fatherhood And Upcoming Movie Projects!
jay-williams-ex-girlfriend-charissa-thompson-pics
Jay Williams: “I Can’t Wait To Have a Family And Be A Loyal Husband!” (Video)
devon-still--daughter-fiancee
Good News: Doctors Clear Devon Still’s Daughter Leah Of Any Cancer Or Active Disease! (Video)
car-champion-espn-pics-photos
Cari Champion: 5 Personal Things You Probably Did Not Know (Info)
raven-simone-explains-michelle-obama-comments-video
Raven Symone Speaks On The N-Word, Why She’s Not African-American & Explains Her Michelle Obama-Animal Look-A-Like Comment! (Video)
calvin-johnson-engaged-brittany-mcnorton-video
Calvin Johnson Gets Engaged To His Long Time Girlfriend Brittney McNorton (Video)
torrei-hart-boyfriend-reno-rankin-pics-photos-
Kevin Hart’s Ex-Wife Torrei Hart Says She Made Peace With His Fiancee Eniko… Way Before He Bought Her The New Escalade! (Details)

About a month ago, we posted an amazing heart-felt love story (here) about former NFL baller Chris Draft, 35, who lost his wife Keasha Rutledge, 38, to lung cancer one month after they were married.

As a result, ESPN caught wind of  the tragedy and published an extended version of this amazing love story.

Also, Draft opened up  about losing his wife Keasha and their loving memories.

Check out the video below:

In an exclusive interview with Essence.com, Chris Draft opened  about his love for Keasha and their loving memories.

Here is a snippet from the interview below:

ESSENCE.COM: Since your wife’s passing, you’ve shown such strength and shared so much of her life with the world. Why did you choose to share her story in this way?

CHRIS DRAFT: We put the pictures up [online] so people could really see the life in her, not just how she passed away. We want people to see that her faith allowed her to live before her diagnosis, and to continue to live with it, and find the joy in each day. Even when you get bad news, you have to find the joy in life, which is definitely not easy. Most of the pictures in the montage people have seen are from the past year. She was still enjoying her friends, and still enjoying her family. Yes, it was a little different with cancer being there, but at the same time, you find a way to enjoy it. That’s where you’re at, you know?

ESSENCE: You both stayed positive throughout her battle. How were you able to do that, after learning of her diagnosis?

DRAFT: It was never, “Oh, I’m just going to smile through it.” Keasha was like, “I’m going to fight. We’re going to do what we have to do to go after this.” Stage 4 lung cancer is not a good diagnosis. I mean, the numbers are horrible, and to get that news without even having a sign beforehand, makes it that much tougher. She knew she had great friends, and great family, and a great support system, and she said, “Okay, so what do I have to do to fight? We’re going to fight it each and every day.” Getting the full diagnosis, and knowing exactly what we were fighting, was a very hard process. She did such a great job of really looking at it like, “Hey, I have to do this in order to have a chance to be better.” She stuck with that and continued to smile, even after she went to appointment after appointment.

ESSENCE: Was your wedding day everything you dreamed it would be? You both looked so happy in your video.

DRAFT: I wanted her to just be able to really enjoy it. That was my only focus. She was able to get up. She was able to walk. She was able to dance. Dancing was just her. Her 88-year-old grandmother got up at our wedding and she started dancing, and she got Keasha back up and she started dancing too. The weather was perfect. It was 70 degrees on Thanksgiving weekend – wow. It seemed like everything just worked itself out for her. It was so beautiful. Her friends and family were all able to be there. It was a good day — a good weekend.

ESSENCE: If you could send out a message to Keasha this Valentine’s Day, what would you want her to know?

DRAFT: [Long pause.] Keasha, I‘ll always love you. We’re gonna keep fighting. We’re gonna keep fighting! We’re gonna keep inspiring people and help to change people’s lives, I promise.

You can read the full interview over at Essence.com.

PhotoVideo Credit: ESPN

Press (Ctrl+ D) To Save To Favorites!

One Response to “Former NFL Baller Chris Draft Opens Up About Losing His Wife Keasha Rutledge To Lung Cancer And Their Loving Memories. [Video]”

Leave a Reply

Custom Search
PICK A WIFE