Kentucky Football: Cancer Survivor Leads Team Onto Field For Spring Game

There was a special moment prior to the Kentucky football team’s Spring Game on Friday, when nine-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Cremeens led the Wildcats onto the field.

Cremeens is cancer-free after chemotherapy to treat rhabdomyosarcoma.

According to ESPN.com’s Edward Aschoff, Cremeens received support throughout his treatment from the Kentucky football team and the ultimate celebration came when he had the opportunity to join the Wildcats for the Spring Game festivities.

Here’s the video:

“It’s kids like Ryan who inspire us,” Wildcats head coach Mark Stoops said. “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.”

We couldn't have done it without @ejhs18 @boom_that_guy @cjconrad1…you guys are awesome! Thanks for everything. #TeamRyan_86 pic.twitter.com/jizOqEkxgG

— Eric Cremeens (@ECremeens1366) April 15, 2017

Congratulations to Ryan on being cancer free and kudos to the Kentucky football program for the incredible gesture.

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