Imagine being a rambunctious kid told you couldn't play sports, or that your life isn't as certain as everyone else's. That's the reality for one 10-year old who recently had the best day ever with one of his heroes.
ESPN continues their My Wish series with Donovan Troy, a boy from Georgia who has sickle-cell anemia, a disease that has cost him his spleen and requires ongoing blood transfusions.
The network surprised the boy with a day of fun with his favorite team and the receiver he loves to emulate in the form of backyard touchdown dances.
Get out the tissues and prepare to shed a tear or two as an embattled receiver truly makes a youngster's day.
As Dan Graziano of ESPN writes, Jackson has been given a tremendous amount of grief over how he handles himself or how he has negotiated his contract in his past but he needs to be applauded for this kind act.
If we can condemn him for seeming selfish when it comes to his contract, we have to praise him for his magnanimous gesture for Troy and his family.
The day is complete with hanging with Jackson, taking in kicks with the special teams, dominating the defense on his way to a touchdown and catching passes with star Mike Vick.
It seems like the whole team couldn't wait to give Troy the very best day imaginable. Three cheers for wishes coming true.
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