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This Heartwarming Football Story About Tremaine Sampson Is Pretty Powerful (Video)

by: Esteban On  Thursday, September 19, 2013

12-year-old cancer patient scores touchdown

Another day, anther heartwarming story about a sick kid playing football.

To be honest with you, I don’t know how many more of these I can take. It’s not that I’m cynical or jaded about them. These stories are fantastic. It’s just that, with every one, the kids have it tougher and tougher.

Today’s heartwarming football story is about a 12-year-old kid in Texas named Tremaine Sampson. His friends and family call him “Trey,” and sadly, it seems he is losing his battle with bone cancer. Trey has already had an arm amputated, but the cancer spread to his lungs and several operations have failed to stop it. Nothing seems to be making a dent in the cancer, and doctors don’t think he has much time left.

Trey’s one wish in life? To play football for Balch Springs Middle School. So recently, the coach of Balch Springs, Ken Johnson, made that happen. Of course, Sampson cannot be tackled, and he cannot run fast. But that didn’t matter. Sampson got the ball and scored a touchdown, and afterward he celebrated—with both teams.

Check out the video, and just listen to the way this child talks. He is a rock.

It’s good to know that, amidst all the garbage life throws at us, there is still love and compassion and courage like this. But seriously, like I said, I don’t know how many more of these stories I can take.




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