While the football program is engulfed in the coaching search, two of Kentucky’s stars took a break to help a dying child’s last wish come true. Some of you may have heard the story of Tommy Luttrell, a young Kentucky fan who has been diagnosed with stage four colon cancer and has been given less than 24 hours left to live. La’Rod King and Aaron Boyd traveled to Newport, Kentucky last night to visit Tommy, fulfilling one of the young fan’s last wishes.
King also gave Tommy his favorite Kentucky hat, and tweeted the following picture with the caption: “Tommy also received my favorite UK hat which he wore proudly tonight I’m sure he wishes he could be in all UK gear”:
King and Boyd tweeted about their visit, sparking others to do the same. John Wall spread the word to his followers to #prayfortommy, helping the hashtag trend briefly last night:
Tommy Luttrell, cancer patient who is a big KY fan only has 24 hr hours to live, God bless him and his family #prayfortommy !!
— John Wall (@John_Wall) November 27, 2012
Kudos to King and Boyd for making Tommy’s last dream come true. #prayfortommy