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GETTING HUNGRY

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Mark Herzlich will play his last game as a college football player tonight, as the Boston College Eagles take on Nevada in the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl.

Mark took time out of his pregame preparation and visited University of California-San Francisco’s Children’s Hospital on Thursday to visit Matt, a 20-year-old with Ewing’s sarcoma.

“[Matt] is, unfortunately, not doing as well in his treatment as I did,’’ Herzlich told the crowd at the St. Francis Hotel for the kickoff luncheon for the Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl. “He’s nearing the end. He’s holding on to see our game on Sunday night. We included him in our team prayer. Please include him in your prayers.’’

Mark Herzlich takes the field tonight not only as a cancer survivor but as one hell of a football player. His story has touched many lives and will continue to do so through the $200,000 he has raised for cancer research.

Mark. Enjoy tonight. Play with the heart, passion and love for the game of football that you always do. It was a pleasure watching you make your triumphant return to the field and we wish you the greatest success in the future.

One last time. Stay Up!


Comments

Chuck Hosselkus
Posted on 10th January, 2011

Mark:

Your visit to UCSF Children’s Hospital to see Matt is inspiring. Knowing what you also went through with Ewing’s sarcoma means so much to those suffering and hoping for another chance. Your courage and drive to continue on with your career is incredible. We had a 24 yr old son with Ewing’s sarcoma who left us a year ago. Seeing what you have accomplished with a 2nd chance is very uplifting. Good luck with your future and keep the fight going.

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