Miguel van Damme dies after long battle with leukemia

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Serge Brugge’s Belgian goalkeeper Miguel van Damme has died aged 28 after a long battle with leukemia.

Van Damme was diagnose with leukemia. Or leukemia in 2016, during a routine physical examination before the start of the 2016-17 season, requiring treatment ever since. The agency Cercle Brugge was not abandon by Van Damme by extending the contract between the players up to two times. 

The Belgian goalkeeper’s condition worsened before worsening since the end of last year. It was the fifth battle with leukemia in five years, before passing peacefully on March 29. As for Van Damme, He is a figurehead of Serge Brugge. Who step up into the first team since 2014 and has never been in the Belgian national ufabet team before.

Cercle Brugge, for whom Van Damme made 40 appearances, said in a statement following news of a popular character’s passing: “It is with great sadness that we report that our friend and team-mate Miguel Van Damme has fought his long and unfair battle against leukaemia.

“Words are not enough to describe what we feel, even though we knew that things had not gone well for a while.

“Today is an extremely difficult day in the almost 123-year history of Cercle Brugge.

“Our thoughts go in the first place to his wife Kyana, his daughter Camille, Miguel’s parents, his sister Francesca but also to his many friends and family.

“Miguel, your perseverance and strength to go for it over and over, setback after setback, was admirable.

“You are an example of positivity, persistence and fighting spirit. A source of inspiration for everyone who fights.

“Forever in our green-black heart, #16.”