Boy Loses Sight Due to Cancerous Tumors in His Eyes – USC Trojan Football Players Honored His Last Wish To Practice and Work Out
Posted Dec 06 2009 11:46pm
This is a heart breaker and nice he was able to make his last wish before being blind come true. He had tumors behind his eyes and at a young age lost one eye and after fighting cancer many times with the other eye, the last effort failed and he had to have the surgery to remove the cancer which leaves him blind.
At least he will have memories and knows what the world looks like. When you listen to him, he’s one brave young man. He spends his night before surgery with the Trojans. One of the players came to see him before the surgery and said when he received the IV, he broke down and cried. Six days after his surgery he returns to visit the team and his is their inspiration this time. Watch the video and cry your eyes out, I did. Jake wrote a book and is writing aanother one in Braille to inspire and help other children who are dealing with cancer. BD
It's the heartwarming story of 12-year-old Jake Olson as he prepares for a surgery that will blind him permanently. His left eye had been removed years earlier, which was inflicted by retinoblastoma. With surgery looming on his right eye, he told his parents the last thing he wanted to see was a University of Southern California Trojan football game, according to a story on ESPN. Word spread to the ears of USC head coach, Pete Carroll, who brought Jake in for a practice and meeting with the players. Jake's involvement with the team grew to an inseparable bond -- his favorite player, center Kris O'Dowd, was at the hospital the day of the surgery -- and the two look to each other as inspiration to succeed.