Video: HS football manager with down syndrome scores TD as terminally-ill mother watches

Usually, kids with birth defects like Down syndrome don’t get the chance to shine of the football field. However, Robby Heil, a senior water boy for Novi High School’s football team, got that chance and it was a special moment for both him and his mother, Debbie.

Debbie Heil has been diagnosed with a terminal form of bone cancer and she was given the chance to see her son take the field over the weekend. Robby Heil was allowed to score a 36-yard touchdown in the first half of last Friday’s game.

While it didn’t count on the scoreboard, it will always count in their hearts and memories.

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I dropped to the ground because I was so emotional when I saw him make that touchdown. I’ve always been proud of him being the water boy or as people call him the hydration manager, but this was incredible, he’s Rudy tonight, he’s Rudy,” Heil told WXYZ in Detroit.

This is certainly an emotional video and you can’t help but feel great after watching it.

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