Florida’s Jim McElwain touches base with cancer patient
A young boy battling leukemia had one simple request of Jim McElwain and Florida: beat Ole Miss on Saturday.
— Kathryn (@hey_its_kathryn) September 29, 2015
An 8-year-old boy named Jay Ryon tweeted McElwain earlier this week, with a sign that read "I’m beating cancer. Please beat Ole Miss!" Ryon has been battling the disease since 2014.
Keep fighting with everything you've got, buddy… We will keep fighting with everything we've got to win for you! https://t.co/xw6TFW1z9D
— Jim McElwain (@CoachMcElwain) September 30, 2015
McElwain responded with an inspirational tweet of his own, offering a pledge to fight in Ryon’s honor. A GoFundMe page has been created for Ryon as a way to raise money for his treatment. Blue and orange ‘Team Jay’ wristbands are also available to help the cause.
— Kathryn (@hey_its_kathryn) October 3, 2015