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      Former Cowboys players grant wish for Forth Worth cancer patient
      NFL players have an incredible platform where they can give back to their communities and people who need help or encouragement. A former Cowboys tight end decided to grant a little boy's Christmas wish, and it's one of the more heartwarming stories you will hear this holiday season.

      Jonah-Eli Haydon is a 7-year old boy who is battling stage 4 cancer at Cook Children's Medical Center in Fort Worth, TX. Since he is a huge Cowboys and TCU sports fan, his mother, Randi Haydon, decided to make a Facebook post in hopes that they could deliver him a special Christmas gift, according to

      "His only request is for anything #DallasCowboys or #TCU sports related. Can anyone help getting athletes or mascots to visit..." the post read.

      The request made its rounds on social media, and sure enough it eventually found someone who could help with this special Christmas gift.

      "I saw the story and I was just like, oh my gosh," said Amy Novacek, wife of former Dallas Cowboys tight end Jay Novacek. "I mean, his one wish was to meet a Dallas Cowboy. Well, for us that's easy, right?"

      Jay Novacek played for the Cowboys from 1990-1995 and made five Pro Bowls during his time playing for "America's team." He also is a three-time Super Bowl Champion.

      The Novaceks said that they didn't have any second thoughts after seeing the Facebook post they had to show up on Christmas to visit with Jonah-Eli.

      "It's what Christmas is, isn't it? Giving, and being with. It's what it's about," Amy Novacek said.

      They showed up with presents for Jonah-Eli, as well as for his siblings and some other children in the hospital.

      The Novaceks also tried to get other Cowboys players involved. They said Nate Newton showed up and TCU football and baseball players also sent videos encouraging the family.

      "It's amazing how strong they are," Jay Novacek said. "I couldn't be that strong."

      Jonah-Eli's mom told WFAA that her son is a warrior, strong and courageous, and that when people get to witness his courage, that it's a blessing in itself. While Jonah-Eli was able to have an incredible Christmas, the Haydon's are still asking for help from their community.

      "The one thing I want to ask people is to please pray for Jonah," Amy said. "Pray for his family, pray for a miracle. Its Christmas right? Miracles happen."


      • 2016 DCC LOTY Fantasy Football Champion


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