Broncos tight end Vernon Davis will play in his second Super Bowl on Sunday, but before the game, Davis made sure to take some time out to make a young fan’s day.
Eighteen-year-old Alex Walter, who has a rare type of childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma, got the opportunity to meet with Davis last week and received a signed football. In their second meeting, Walter got an even bigger surprise from the former Pro Bowler: two tickets to Super Bowl 50. In return, Walter gave Davis a bracelet he made out of his Beads of Courage.
According to NBC Bay Area, the plan to get the tickets to Walter was first set in motion by employees of the hospital, who then passed the message along to the Broncos.
Pediatric oncologist Sheri Spunt recalled Walter predicting that he would “freak out” if he ever met the Broncos, prompting hospital officials to take to social media earlier in the week to get the team’s attention.
When asked about the experience of giving Walter the opportunity to see his favorite team live in the Super Bowl, Davis was moved to tears, saying:
“To see a guy that’s going through what he’s going through, and to be able to give him these tickets, it just means a lot to me.”
To make the whole thing even better, Walter said he plans to give the second ticket he received to another patient at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital.
(Via NBC Bay Area)