High School Kid with Down Syndrome Scores TD For His Mother Who Has Cancer (Video)


Incoming waterworks.

Novi High School senior Robby Heil, who is the football team’s water boy and also suffers from Down Syndrome, got his first playing time on Friday night. The result was a screen pass for a touchdown that his mother, who has cancer, was able to watch.  After the play, she was clearly overcome with emotions.

“He brings that infectious enthusiasm that our kids love,” Coach Jeff Burnside told Fox 2. “No matter how bad a day he’s having it’s a smile from ear to ear and the opportunity to put that helmet on tonight, I mean it brought tears to my eyes.”

“This team has just been so instrumental in helping me get him to practice while I’m at chemo and it takes a village to raise my son and this village has been really outstanding,” Robby’s mom told Fox 2.


“It makes me feel happy,” Robby said as his fans chanted “We love Robby” behind him.



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