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Young UK fan who beat cancer will lead the Cats out tonight

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Ryan Cremeens of Richmond, Ky. will lead his favorite college football team onto the gridiron tonight, fresh off his victory against cancer.

The 9-year-old friend of the program was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a cancer made up of cells that normally develop into skeletal muscles, last summer. On March 30 of this year, Ryan beat the disease with his last chemo treatment in Lexington. Denzil Ware and C.J. Conrad were there to celebrate with him.

Tonight Ryan will run through the tunnel in Commonwealth Stadium with Ware, Conrad and the rest of the Wildcats behind him.

Mark Stoops said of his team’s young friend, “It’s kids like Ryan who inspire us. If we could give some inspiration to him, that’s great, but he inspires many of us to do better and be the best we can.”

Read more about Ryan and his fight in ESPN’s big story.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

1 Comment for Young UK fan who beat cancer will lead the Cats out tonight

  1. RealCatsFan
    5:24 pm April 14, 2017 Permalink

    That is awesome! So happy for Ryan and his family. Prayers going up that “the beast” stays away from Ryan from here on out.