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.
— cj conrad (@cjconrad1) March 31, 2017
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.
— Eric Cremeens (@ECremeens1366) April 1, 2017