14-year-old Jarrius Robertson, recently received the biggest surprise of his life when his favorite football team, the New Orleans Saints gave him a contract to sign to become a member of the team!
On Tuesday, Jarrius, who is fighting against biliary atresia (a chronic liver disease that stunts growth) appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, where Saints coach Sean Payton and two players surprised Jarrius with a contract to become a New Orleans Saint. Jarrius’ positive energy has been inspiring the Saints since they met him last year while visiting Ochsner Hospital For Children in New Orleans: a place that Jarvis has spent a significant amount of time at as he received a liver transplant at age one, underwent 13 surgeries and even was in a coma for a complete year.
However, despite all of this, Jarrius made his way to several New Orleans Saint practices and games to encourage his favorite team. Now he’s been promoted from super fan to social media correspondent, the position that he will serve in at the Saint’s game in Kansas City this weekend.
Congratulations, Jarrius! Your resilient spirit and passion for the game is an inspiration to us all.
Pictured: Jarrius with Good Morning America anchor, Robin Roberts.
Shared by becauseofthem (Because of Them, We Can) and selected for Featured.