LaTresa Cunningham Bio – LaTresa Cunningham Wiki
LaTresa Cunningham was Chris Doleman’s wife. The former Minnesota Vikings defensive end died on January 28 at the age of 58 following a battle with brain cancer. The Vikings and the NFL confirmed Doleman’s sad passing in separate statements. Doleman had been diagnosed with a brain tumor in January 2018.
We express our deepest sympathies to Chris Doleman’s family and friends upon his passing. pic.twitter.com/4smc4gn5PY
— Minnesota Vikings (@Vikings) January 29, 2020
LaTresa Cunningham Age
She is 42 years old
LaTresa Cunningham Education Early Career
During her time in college, Cunningham was a member of the school’s volleyball team. Cunningham’s name is hung on the gym wall at Bishop Borgess. Cunningham played AAU basketball in college and in 2008 won a bronze medal at the reverse coed at the USA Open National Championships in Atlanta, Georgia.
Cunningham was the coach of the Riverwood High School varsity volleyball team in Atlanta, Georgia, in 2012, according to a resume from that year. Cunningham was also a Georgia Tech Volegebally Team Camp Coach as well as head coach of the Atlanta Bomb, having been promoted to the role from assistant coach in 2008.
LaTresa Cunningham Career
According to her LinkedIn page, Cunningham, 42, was a philanthropist, athlete, coach, motivational speaker, entrepreneur, model, author and was Ms. Georgia America. Cunningham says on her page that she is a graduate of Middle Tennessee State University and Bishop Borgess High School in Redford, Michigan, where she excelled in basketball, volleyball and track and field. Cunningham attended the school on a full athletic scholarship.
LaTresa Cunningham and Chris Doleman Married
Doleman and Cunningham were married in September 2018 having met in March 2017 at Atlanta’s Cancer Treatment Centers of America, where Doleman had been hospitalized. Doleman said of their wedding in a feature with NBC Sports, “It was a great place to go. I couldn’t think of another venue to do it at. I did so much healing there. Everybody there cares about how you’re doing.”
In a March 2018 feature in the West Central Tribune, Cunningham is referred to as Doleman’s “girlfriend and caretaker.” Cunningham is quoted in the article as saying, “He’s doing good. His energy is improving. He’s getting more strength. After surgery, he really couldn’t move. He wasn’t able to move his left leg or left arm and he couldn’t wiggle his left fingers or his left toes. But he’s learned how to stand and walk again and all of that. He’s come a long way since his surgery.”
LaTresa Cunningham and Chris Doleman Super Bowl
Cunningham told the Statesboro Herald in 2019 that she and Doleman were en route to the Super Bowl began suffering stroke-like symptoms. Shortly afterward, Doleman was diagnosed with glioblastoma. That condition left Doleman’s left side immobilized. Since Doleman’s diagnosis, she has been passionate about her non-profit charity, Making a Better Me Inc.
LaTresa Cunningham Crowned Ms. America Georgia in 2019
Cunningham competed in and won the Ms. American Interational pageant in August 2019. After being crowned Ms. America Georgia, Cunningham gave a speech about bullying to a group of teenagers. The Statesboro Herald quoted Cunningham as saying, “Smile. Someone says something negative to you, turn it around and be positive. It’s hard. I’m not going to lie. It can be very difficult. Take a moment and smile. Ever since I was a little girl, my motto has been ‘A day without a smile is a day wasted.’ Every single day we have a reason to smile.”
Competed in Pageants
According to the pageant’s website, Cunningham competed in the Ms. America International pageant on a platform for brain cancer awareness. The profile reads, “Her mission is to educate on signs and warnings and the importance of early detection as well as following up on obscure symptoms.”