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Eagles Quarterback Carson Wentz Shares Touching Story Of Meeting 9-Year-Old Cancer Patient

Carson Wentz as a rookie in 2016, played in every game for the Philadelphia Eagles. He threw for over 3,700 yards and 16 touchdown passes. His on the field play and leadership has the Eagles excited for the future.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 25, 2016: Quarterback Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles rushes the ball for a first down against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field on September 25, 2016 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

But Wentz is recognizing that his platform as an NFL quarterback has opened up opportunities for him to give back.

Tuesday, Wentz did just that with 9-year-old Lukas Kusters, a young boy fighting cancer, who’s dream was to meet the 24-year-old Eagles quarterback.

There's so many reasons why I love playing this game of football. But one of the most humbling and incredible opportunities that I've been blessed with is the ability to meet people like this. This is Lukas Kusters– also known as "The Dutch Destroyer" on the football field! Lukas is 9 years old and is battling a tumor and cancer and things aren't looking great. It's kids like this who inspire me. This kid has been a fighter for a year and a half and has never given up hope. I can't even fathom going through that at the age of 9. Nor could I fathom being one of his many incredible family members– having to watch their brother/son go through something that heart-wrenching. Lukas' wish was to meet me and hang out with me…. so, yesterday, @jhicks_3 and I had the awesome opportunity of showing Lukas and his family around the facility– including the locker room (which his mom wasn't allowed in– sorry mom!), and we got to eat lunch with all of them. We were able to bring the entire family joy in one of the most painful situations life can throw at you. It's such a humbling experience and I can't thank God enough for giving me this platform. I know sometimes things in life don't always make sense– but I do know that the Lord has a plan– as hard as it can be to see and understand at times. I don't know why this family and this little boy are experiencing this, but they are attacking it with all they have and that is the most honorable thing they can do. I will continue praying for a miracle for the Kuster family and the little "Dutch Destroyer"– and I hope all of you out there will join me in those prayers– cuz they are needed. "And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." -Philippians 4:7

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Wentz took to Instagram on Thursday to share how much meeting Lukas impacted him.

There’s so many reasons why I love playing this game of football. But one of the most humbling and incredible opportunities that I’ve been blessed with is the ability to meet people like this. This is Lukas Kusters– also known as “The Dutch Destroyer” on the football field! Lukas is 9 years old and is battling a tumor and cancer and things aren’t looking great. It’s kids like this who inspire me. This kid has been a fighter for a year and a half and has never given up hope. I can’t even fathom going through that at the age of 9. Nor could I fathom being one of his many incredible family members– having to watch their brother/son go through something that heart-wrenching.
Lukas’ wish was to meet me and hang out with me…. so, yesterday, @jhicks_3 and I had the awesome opportunity of showing Lukas and his family around the facility– including the locker room (which his mom wasn’t allowed in– sorry mom!), and we got to eat lunch with all of them. We were able to bring the entire family joy in one of the most painful situations life can throw at you. It’s such a humbling experience and I can’t thank God enough for giving me this platform.
I know sometimes things in life don’t always make sense– but I do know that the Lord has a plan– as hard as it can be to see and understand at times. I don’t know why this family and this little boy are experiencing this, but they are attacking it with all they have and that is the most honorable thing they can do. I will continue praying for a miracle for the Kuster family and the little “Dutch Destroyer”– and I hope all of you out there will join me in those prayers– cuz they are needed. “And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:7

 

 

Well done Carson Wentz.