Many remember when Chris Spielman played linebacker with the Buffalo Bills and decided to give up football for a year to stay home with his wife and children. When his wife lost her hair because of chemotherapy treatments, he shaved his head.
Ohio State football coach Jim Tressel called Stefanie Spielman an inspiration.
"Stefanie has inspired the entire Buckeye nation and Columbus community with her courage and strength," Tressel said in a statement. "We will miss her and will always remember the lessons we learned from her. She will always be a special Buckeye."