15-year-old George Taylor reached out to NY Giants Running Back Saquon Barkley, telling the star NFL player how he’s an inspiration to him for when he undergoes his chemotherapy for Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer.
And on ESPN’s “My Wish” docuseries – Saquon came through for George in a big way.
What is Ewing’s Sarcoma?
Ewing’s sarcoma is a rare type of cancer that occurs in bones or in the soft tissue around the bones. This cancer most often begins in the long bones of the pelvis, legs or arms, but it can occur in any bone. Less often, Ewing sarcoma starts in the soft tissues of the arms, legs, abdomen or other locations.
Major advancements in the treatment of Ewing sarcoma have significantly improved outcomes. After completion of treatment, people need lifelong monitoring for potential late effects of intense chemotherapy and radiation.
Ewing sarcoma is more common in teenagers and young adults, but it can occur at any age.
Giant for a Day
Saquon Barkley hosted George at Giants camp, where he could see his inspiration — and the NFL world — in action. During his time with the Saquon and the Giants, George had the chance to be an assistant running back coach and got to hang out on the practice field with everyone.
Exactly what George hoped for when he made that wish!