Young Boy with Leukemia Scores TD for Jerusalem Lions

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistDecember 10, 2013

For one carry, Uriel Wang got to live a dream. 

The boy is fighting a rare type of leukemia that is usually found in adults. He has already been diagnosed four times, with the latest results showing the cancer cells have moved to his brain and spine, via SaveUriel.com. He has had two bone marrow transplants.

As if the disease wasn't rare enough, it is even tougher to find matches for him given his background—he has Chinese, American and Yemenite heritage.

The Jerusalem "Big Blue" Lions, of the Israeli Football League, have adopted Wang. When they opened the season against the Judean Rebels, the Lions let Wang play a snap. The result of the play was perfect.

 

Hat tip to Betzalel Friedman of Israel-Football.co.il for the find.

*Note: There are conflicting reports about the boy's age. Friedman lists Wang as 11 years old, whereas SaveUriel.com lists him as 10 years old.

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