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Chiefs fans show support for Berry after cancer diagnosis

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Chiefs apparel is always a hot commodity for Christmas in Kansas City, but the hardest item to find right now is a Berry jersey. A lot of his fans really feel for him and want to show him their support. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5 News) Chiefs apparel is always a hot commodity for Christmas in Kansas City, but the hardest item to find right now is a Berry jersey. A lot of his fans really feel for him and want to show him their support. (Dwain Crispell/KCTV5 News)
KANSAS CITY, MO (KCTV) -

The Kansas City Chiefs are back in action Sunday at Arrowhead Stadium but without one of their most beloved players, Eric Berry. 

The safety was diagnosed with Hodgkin's disease and will begin chemotherapy for what doctors called a "very treatable and potentially curable" form of cancer. He won't return this season.

Berry complained of soreness in his chest after a game in Oakland earlier this month. The cancer diagnosis came two weeks later. Now, the Raiders are in Kansas City for a rematch, and the outpouring of support for Berry continues.

Chiefs apparel is always a hot commodity for Christmas in Kansas City, but the hardest item to find right now is a Berry jersey. A lot of his fans really feel for him and want to show him their support.

It is not Christmas shopping without a trip to Rally House for Curtis Rowden - especially the night before a big game. 

"It's going to be a good day for some football," said Rowden who is attending the Raiders rematch  "He plays so hard and tries so hard on the field. To have something like this happen, it kind of sucks."

And this holiday season, Berry's jersey is a top-selling item.

"It seems like every time we get some in, they're flying off the shelf," said Sean Faulkner, a Rally House employee. 

It is such a hot commodity that Faulkner can barely keep them on the shelves, a show of support for Berry and a sign of commitment in Chiefs Nation.

"Every time the Chiefs have some kind of an issue, the Chiefs are right there picking him back up," Faulkner said.

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