The UNC community was stunned to hear about Eric Montross' cancer diagnosis.
Montross' family is heavily involved in supporting children at Linberger.
Montross prefers to keep the focus on the children he helps, not seeking praise.
The statement did not include details about his cancer or treatment plans.
It is Montross' right to keep as much of his cancer journey private as he desires.
Montross is a UNC legend, twice going to the Final Four and winning the 1993 title.
He is also a voice for UNC basketball games on the Tar Heel Sports Network.
The author of the article is a cancer survivor and understands the desire for privacy.
Montross played a small part in the author's own cancer treatments and recovery.
The 1993 UNC basketball team holds a special place in the hearts of fans.
Those who admire Montross wish him well in his fight against cancer.