A young UK fan with a rare bone disease that makes it impossible for him to play sports is getting a chance of a lifetime. He will be right alongside Joker Phillips and the football team as they prepare for and take the field against Kent State.
Seven-year-old Hunter Jarvis was born with neurofibromatosis, a genetic disorder that causes his bones to break and not be able to heal. As a result of a broken leg he suffered earlier in his life, he must wear a leg brace 24-hours a day.
Today he will get to do something that many Big Blue fans can only dream of. The pain and struggle of his life will go away for just a little while as he goes through the routine of being a college football player. He ate a meal with the team Friday evening, and was with the team this morning for meetings. Later he will ride in the bus to the stadium, participate in the Cat Walk, and be with the coaches in the locker room.
Pretty awesome stuff.