OSU Football: Boy in the Spider-Man sweatshirt needs your prayers
Earlier this year, I had the privilege of writing about a photo that captured hearts.
Taken after Oklahoma State defeated Kansas State, the picture showed Cowboy quarterback Mason Rudolph cradling a blue-eyed, bald-headed boy. He wore a Spider-Man sweatshirt and Lightning McQueen shoes. He seemed small in the shoulder-padded player's arms.
His name was Gavin.
And now, Gavin and his family need your prayers.
In February, Gavin was diagnosed with brain cancer. It's exact name is medulloblastoma, and it is the most common malignant brain tumors affecting children. When Gavin attended that OSU game, he had been told only a week earlier that his cancer was gone.
But it wasn't.
A friend of Gavin's family emailed me Tuesday afternoon to say that Gavin is fighting for his life. She said that on Saturday, he was in pain and throwing up, so he was taken to the hospital. An MRI revealed that Gavin has cancer all over his brain and his spinal cord.
He needs a miracle.
He needs prayers.
I can't deliver the miracle, but I can help with the prayers. I hope you can, too.