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Cancer patient will take the podium at NFL Draft

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We have something uplifting to look forward to when the draft fun kicks off on Thursday. A patient from the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis will announce a first-round pick. According to Clay Travis at Outkick the Coverage, a boy named Markell, who lost his leg during his fight with cancer, will join NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell onstage at Radio City Music Hall. "It's so cool, I actually got to meet him today, a young guy by the name of Markell, and he is just a fireball of passion and going to be a superstar if he's not already," said Matt Barkley, who recently toured St. Judge along with Alabama offensive lineman Barrett Jones. "Just to hear his story and how positive he is, it's been so rough. He still has such a great outlook on life. It really gives you a perspective and makes you thankful for what you have."

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