MIAMI (CBSMiami)—An 11-year old boy who battled cancer was living out his dream in a moment made possible by the Dolphins Cancer Challenge.READ MORE: Florida COVID Hospitalizations Continue To Drop
“He really truly touches everyone in his own way, the way he can make an impression on everyone. He is such a happy child. He doesn’t know any different way,” said his mother Stephanie Rymar.
He was seen standing on the sidelines at a Miami Dolphins Game as the honorary captain. The Dolphins Cancer Challenge hosted Michael and his family to an unforgettable weekend of fun, football and fanfare.
“We’re privileged to be here. It is always emotional for me because my son battled the hardest thing which is cancer and for people to be so gracious to this for us with the Miami Dolphins…I’m happy,” said Rymar.
But before the Dolphins versus the Texans game, Michael and his family were invited to their training camp where they were greeted by Dolphins player Brent Grimes and had the chance to hang out with the other players.READ MORE: Biden Administration Unveils Program To Help Move Afghan Refugees From US Military Bases Into Permanent Homes
“They were so gracious enough to just throw a ball around with him, accept him in their space and they became kids themselves,” said Rymar.
Then on the field at Sunlife Stadium, while getting ready for the game, Grimes took the time to say hi to his number one fan.
“A day to have to disconnect from the disease and treatment and come and enjoy the a once in a lifetime thing,” said Michael’s father Michael Mclean.
Michael is now in his version on 5th grade and has been in remission for two and a half years.MORE NEWS: Centner Academy Reverses Course On 30-Day Quarantine For Vaccinated Students