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NFL player calls nurse MVP

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Oncology Nurse Stephanie Jones is adding Most Valuable Player to her title, which is the title given to her by Kansas City Chiefs safety and cancer survivor Eric Berry during a recent news conference. 

"I was just so honored and floored that he even mentioned my name," said Jones. 

Jones worked with Berry when he went through treatment at the Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University.

The NFL star was first diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma in December. Eight months later, he's back on the field. 

"Seeing videos and all that of him now, it just brings tears to my eyes because we've done a lot of praying and everything to get him to this point," said Jones.

Jones said while spending time with her patients, she tries to focus on the little things like their favorite juice or snack. She said sometimes the best medicine is good old conversation. 

"If I felt he was down. I knew that if I brought up anything about football, working out or his twin brothers coming to visit, that would perk him up right away," said Jones.

Berry arrived at Winship in January, he was cleared to practice in July.

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