news / Odell Beckham Jr. makes special trip to visit sick Texas boy


Odell Beckham Jr. is making dreams come true.

The New York Giants wide receiver took a trip to Texas on Saturday to visit a 9-year-old boy battling a rare form of cancer, a person with knowledge of the situation told ESPN. It came just five days after the father of teammate Weston Richburg asked whether Beckham could make the young boy's wish come true.

Jayro Ponce, 9, has been diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor. He is receiving treatment and staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo, Texas, just miles from the Richburgs' hometown of Bushland.

Weston Richburg visited Ponce earlier this year, where he learned that Beckham was the young boy's favorite player. Beckham came through on Saturday, making a visit in coordination with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, according to posts on Ponce's "Team Jayro" Facebook page.

Team Jayro shirts are available to raise money to help fund the family’s medical and travel expenses.

Beckham has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the past. He wore Make-A-Wish cleats during a game last season. He also regularly goes out of his way to spend time with kids before games.

Source: ESPN | Jordan Raanan | July 23, 2017