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Marquise Goodwin’s Inspirational Words For 11-Year-Old With Brain Tumor Will Make You Cry (VIDEO)
Over that past couple of weeks, we’ve been reminded that not all NFL players are domestic abusers. Most of them are actually amazing individuals who do plenty to help out their community and those in need.
Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen J.J. Watt raise an astounding $20-million for his Hurricane Harvey relief fund. And this week, we were treated to an amazing moment between 11-year-old Austin DeMello and San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Marquise Goodwin, which the Niners shared on their Twitter account:
Keep fighting Austin pic.twitter.com/0OaKVNfK6v
— San Francisco 49ers (@49ers) August 25, 2017
Austin, who was diagnosed with a brain tumor, had just signed a deal with the 49ers as part of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. You can read more about his battle at Austin’s YouCaring Crowdfunding page here.
As for Goodwin, he’s all too familiar with these types of difficult circumstances in life.
His younger sister, Deja, was born three months premature. Weighing only three pounds and being unable to breathe on her own, doctors gave her only six months, but she beat the odds and appeared to be on the road towards a normal life. Then, at the age of two, she was diagnosed with cerebral palsy and lost her ability to use her arms and legs as a result of an acute stiffing in her muscles.
Says Goodwin about his sister (via the Democrat & Chronicle), “When I look at her, and what she’s dealt with her whole life, my situation is very small.”
Marquise Goodwin. Great athlete. Even greater human being.
Hat Tip – [Purpose2Play]