Young Cancer Survivor Brings Luck To College Football Team
** OGTV's first GOOD STORY of the week is about a boy named Joey, his love of football, and the team that draws inspiration from his battle with brain cancer. **
Meet the boy who inspires an entire team to do their best. Joey was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of five and has been in remission for the past 9 years.
Thanks to the efforts of a not-for-profit called Friends of Jaclyn, Joey was "adopted" by the Stony Brook University Football Team as their good luck charm. For four and a half years, he has attended practices, rushed the field before kick off, and has attended 4 league championships, all of which were won by Stony Brook.
As a group, the Stony Brook players are inspired by having Joey with them at practices, on road trips, and at the games. "To see his strength and courage to go through what he has been going through, that just gives us strength. It's an inspiration for the whole team, and motivation for us to do well."
Whether it's good luck or not, Joey has proved to be an invaluable member of the team and the family they have formed over the years.
For more information, check out http://friendsofjaclyn.org/
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