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Family’s dual cancer diagnoses doubled the heartache for Langston University coach

Quinton Morgan’s infant son was diagnosed with the disease as Morgan’s older brother faced his own illness

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Langston University football coach Quinton Morgan’s family has faced cancer on multiple fronts.

In this video, Morgan speaks with Andscape about how his son and older brother were diagnosed with different types of cancer and how Morgan labored to support them simultaneously.

William C. Rhoden, the former award-winning sports columnist for The New York Times and author of Forty Million Dollar Slaves, is a writer-at-large for Andscape.