Texas Child With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown In Pee Wee Football Game

Texas Child With Cerebral Palsy Scores Touchdown In Pee Wee Football Game


SHOW. JERRY JONES SAYS ZEKE HAS A BIG HEART AND A THICK WALLET AS WELL. NOW TO A FOOTBALL MOMENT AND A LESSON FOR ALL OF US YOU CAN’T POSSIBLY PUT A PRICE ON, COURTESY OF A LITTLE 11-YEAR- OLD BOY FROM CAMP NAMED ELISHA GORDON . THE PANTHERS LOCKED IN A BATTLE WHEN 11-YEAR-OLD ELIJAH GOT THE HANDOFF AS HE RAN FOR DAYLIGHT, SOME IN THE STANDS MAY HAVE HAD A HARD TIME SEEING ANYTHING. EVERYONE WAS CRYING AND IN TEARS. IT WAS A HEARTFELT MOMENT. Reporter: THE OPPOSING COACHES WHO DREW UP THE PLAY TOGETHER WATCHED AS ELIJAH TURNED THE CORNER THEN BEGAN STEAMING DOWN THE SIDELINE. IN THIS MOMENT, HE WAS NO DIFFERENT THEN THE HEROES HE WATCHES ON TELEVISION, EVEN THE PLAYERS BEGAN CHEERING HIM ON. IT WAS EMOTIONAL, WE NEVER THOUGHT HE WOULD HAVE THIS EXPERIENCE. Reporter: THERE HE WAS, A KID BORN AT JUST 30 WEEKS DIAGNOSED WITH CEREBRAL PALSY BEFORE HE WAS TWO YEARS OLD, HE HAD A LOVE OF SPORTS FROM THE MINUTE HE CAME INTO THE WORLD. JUST ANOTHER PLAYER, ON A FIELD WITH TEAMS WHO WELCOMED HIM JUST AS HE IS. I WAS JUST SMILING. Reporter: TWO COACHES, TWO TEAMS, AND A CLINIC ON SPORTSMANSHIP AND IMPORTANT LESSONS AND HOW TO TREAT OTHERS WHO MAY NOT BE JUST LIKE YOU. NEVER DOUBT THEM, ALWAYS ENCOURAGE THEM. NEVER GIVE UP. NEVER QUIT. NEVER-EVER QUIT, SAYS ELIJAH. WE ENJOYED MEETING ELIJAH HERE AT THE STATION. HE SAID TWO THINGS, HE SAID

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