The article below originally appeared in the San Mateo Daily Journal and is being reprinted with permission.
The birthday party last week for College of San Mateo assistant football coach Mike Dovenberg seemed like an ordinary bash — a weekend barbecue Sunday, July 28 to celebrate his 30th birthday.
After a long battle with leukemia and 13 months of treatment at Kaiser Permanente Redwood City Medical Center, Dovenberg’s 30th birthday was anything but ordinary.
Now in remission, Dovenberg returned Monday to CSM for the Bulldogs’ first official practice of the upcoming 2019 season. He was met by a rousing welcome prior to taking the field when he walked into the team meeting room.
The rest of the story can be found in the San Mateo Daily Journal