It’s always wonderful when someone gets the chance to meet their hero! And get their internal organs signed…
10-year-old terminal cancer patient Logan Schoenhardt‘s dreams came true earlier this month when he met Tom Brady!
The young boy has battled brain tumors most of his life and is such a huge fan of the New England Patriots‘ QB that he had a unique request before a surgery earlier this year. The young man asked his doctor if he could have the NFLer’s No. 12 jersey number engraved on his skull!
The neurosurgeon at Connecticut Children’s Medical Center recalled the incident, telling ESPN:
“I walked in, and he said, ├óΓé¼╦£Would you engrave Tom Brady‘s jersey number on the side of my skull?’ This was the kid’s sixth brain surgery. [There] really wasn’t anything that was going to pose any additional risk to him, and given what I thought it might do for his morale, I said, ├óΓé¼╦£Why not?’ “
As soon as Tom heard about what Logan did, he sent the young man a shout-out video saying:
“I just want you to know I’ve heard about your incredible story, your incredible journey, and it’s amazing what you’ve fought through over the course of your life, and I’m a big fan of yours.”
Unfortunately, back in September, the 10-year-old’s tumor returned. Mom Jo Schoenhardt said:
“They said there’s nothing more that they are going to be able to do for us, for Logan.”
Knowing this, Logan created a bucket list of items that included things like going to Disney World, riding a motorcycle, and of course, meeting Tom freaking Brady for real!
A silver lining to this tragic news is, on December 3, Tom took time out of his busy schedule to meet Logan — they even high fived and the athlete signed a ball for his little fan!
Ch-ch-check out a segment ESPN did on Logan (below) and make sure you have a box of tissues by your side!
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