Who is Ignacio Tejeda? Ignacio Tejeda Bio/Wiki
Ignacio Tejeda, a young tennis player, died on Tuesday after developing cancer 11 months ago. The death of the boy caused an uproar in the atmosphere and prompted the condolences of well-known personalities such as Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal, and Dominic Thiem, among others from the key rackets of the circuit.
He was 17 years old.
Cancer Fighter (Death Cause)
According to the Chilean newspaper La Tercera, Tejada died in the last hours of Tuesday after having battled for almost a year against aggressive cancer and where the first signs emerged while practicing in March of last year.
On Friday, March 13, they did a biopsy and found a tumor the size of a fist, which was located in a complicated area, because it compromised the lung, the aorta, the vena cava, and the heart. It was a malignant germ cell tumor the tennis player and friend José Tomás Traipe said last November. It was a malignant germ cell tumor.
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He also initiated treatment in March 2020 that allowed his family to travel to the United States to undergo a stem cell transplant. Chilean sports have organized for this therapy and raised $780,000 to pay for the treatment.
The contribution of Marcelo Ríos, Nicolás Massu and Fernando González, the Chilean extenistas, and the economic assistance of Cristian Garín, the current number one player in Chile, and Esteban Paredes, the Colo Colo footballer, allowed the treatment to be carried out that finally did not succeed and the player returned to his country where he died on Tuesday.
Tejada received messages of support from figures such as Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic, and Dominic Thiem during the course of their fight. On behalf of Chilean sports personalities, such as Inter midfielder, Arturo Vidal, as well as Monaco footballer Guillermo Maripán. They’re both national team players.