Saquon Barkley grants a special wish from a young New York Giants fan who’s diagnosed with a type of bone cancer.
This week, the second-year pro was on ESPN’s feature program “My Wish.” George Taylor is a 14-year-old high school football player who’s been diagnosed with bone cancer. He’s a huge Giants fan, but more specifically, a huge fan of Barkley.
During a film session with his team one day, Barkley appeared on the video screen. Barkley then formally invited Taylor to Giants camp.
Appearing at camp, Taylor had the chance to be an assistant running backs coach. He also got to hang out on the practice field with Barkley, the rest of the players and the coaches.
In the video, Taylor even ditched his crutches and had a catch with Barkley. The Big Blue running back then gifted Taylor a custom No. 26 jersey as well as game tickets.
All in all, it was a great day for Taylor and he was able to share a special moment with Barkley.
When Taylor was originally diagnosed, the doctors told him he couldn’t play football anymore. However, according to his father, Taylor in the back of his mind knows he’ll play again one day.
Taylor’s got a strong head on his shoulders and is confident things will work out when it’s all said and done. At the end of the day, you can only smile at this great moment between him and the Pro Bowl Giants back.