Cleveland Browns Give 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Thrill of a Lifetime (Video)
The Cleveland Browns are a pretty terrible football team, but even they could prevent a 5-year-old running back from scoring a 50-yard touchdown.
Well, 9 times out of 10, at least.
On Saturday night, however, much to the delight of their fans, the Browns actually let a 5-year-old score a 50-yard touchdown against them on purpose.
The kid? His name was Ryan Encinas. Just two years ago, Ryan was diagnosed with an extremely rare and aggressive form of cancer called Pleuropulmonary Blastoma. The cancer has an 80% recurrence rate, so he’s not out of the woods just yet, but right now the boy has the cancer in remission. So the Cleveland Browns, together with an organization called “The Littlest Heroes,” pulled a page out of the Nebraska Cornhuskers’ playbook and gave Ryan the thrill of a lifetime.
Before 24,131 rabid Browns fans at the team’s annual “Family Night” practice, they handed the ball to Encinas and he ran it 50 yards into the endzone…where he was greeted by the sweet barking sounds of Cleveland’s famous dog pound.
Take a look:
Now that’s something Ryan Encinas and his family will remember for the rest of their lives.
I don’t get to say this very often, but well done, Cleveland Browns. Well done.
Hat Tip – [Cleveland Browns]