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Amazing 12-Year-Old with Cancer Granted Touchdown Wish

Gabe ZaldivarPop Culture Lead WriterDecember 16, 2016

Tremaine “Trey” Sampson is a 12-year-old boy whose body has been ravaged by cancer. On Tuesday, he took a football and ran into the end zone triumphantly. 

Next Impulse Sports spotted this wonderful video that may very well bring tears to accompany that smile across your face. 

We are introduced to Sampson, who is a boy going through a battle with osteosarcoma at the moment. The cancer mandated doctors take his left arm and operate on his lungs. 

WFAA has more on a touching story and a boy's wish to simply suit up for his Texas middle school's football team and score a touchdown. 

According to the report, the cancer spread to his lungs, and Sampson and his mother received word on September 9 that doctors couldn't do much more for him. 

Coach Ken Johnson relayed the wish of a boy dealing with an unbelievable fight:

The one wish he had was to line up as a Balch Springs player and play in a football game. Time is not on our side. Time is not on his side. So I just got with my coaches and said, 'Let's show them what we can do. I want Trey to score a touchdown  I want Trey to get the first play of the game.'

That's essentially what happened. 

On Tuesday, the Jaguars took on the J.L. Long Buccaneers, a game that was about far more than winning and losing.

Sampson took the ball and ran into the end zone just as he wanted. While it's impossible to tell, we like to think a smile flashed across his face as he scored. 

What we do know is he was dealt a myriad of emotions. Sampson said, "It felt good. I was pretty happy when I made the touchdown. There were multiple emotions. I was happy... I was sad... it was just awesome."

While doctors struggle to help him, it seems people familiar with the kid affectionately known as Trey are willing to lend support in anyway they can. 

The most touching moment may have been both teams surrounding Sampson after the touchdown. The sentiment isn't lost on him in the least: 

The only reason I'm here today is they keep me up, they support me, they help me through these tough times I have. I get my strength from everybody who believes in and supports me, even through the ups and downs, the tough times I've been through. Having my arm amputated, three or four lung surgeries.

We like to join what is a very crowded community at the moment in saying we believe in you, and we most certainly support you. 

And thank you for providing one of the sweetest touchdown runs we have ever seen. 


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