Maryland women's basketball coach Brenda Frese said her 2-year-old son Tyler was recently diagnosed with leukemia and is undergoing treatment at The Johns Hopkins Hospital, according to a report in The Diamondback, the student newspaper at the university.
"As you can imagine, the initial reaction is pretty traumatic," Frese told reporters at the team's media day Tuesday.
Her family's pediatrician diagnosed the disease immediately, which Frese said "pretty much saved his life that day."
Tyler, who has a twin brother, Markus, is doing "extremely well," Frese told reporters.
"It's a very curable battle that he will win," said Frese, who still plans to be with the team all season.