A 12-year old Columbus boy, who happens to be a big Ohio State fan was told he had a brain tumor. Obviously, he wanted to beat cancer.
So he named his cancer, “Michigan.”
And after a 16.5 hour surgery to remove the tumor, 10 weeks in the hospital and several rounds of chemotherapy, he did beat it. The Buckeyes took note:
Buckeyes head coach Urban Meyer visited the boy at the hospital in December. Grant’s father said his son talked to Meyer for about 20 minutes. “He was thrilled,” the father said.
A lot is made of how unimportant sports is in the grand scope of things. This is an example of how sports inspires people to do things they may not be able to do on their own. Give the young man credit. He focused on something he wanted to do, used a motivating factor and did it. Hopefully more people can use the same type of motivation.