Pep Talk from Teen Battling Illness: 'Play Like the World Champions You Are'

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Pep Talk from Teen Battling Illness: 'Play Like the World Champions You Are'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Fifteen years old, with Burkitt's Lymphoma churning in his stomach, there was Adam Merchant, stepping out after Friday's practice in front of the New York Giants, his favorite team and Make-a-Wish first choice. Coach Tom Coughlin had charged him with the task of offering a few final words after a week of preparation and the kid didn't hold back, coming strong before concluding with a most simple message.

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