Rob Gronkowski surprises Boston-area teen cancer patient with inspirational message
New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski delivered an uplifting surprise on Tuesday to a Boston-area teen struggling with cancer.
The boy’s mother tweeted at Gronkowski on January 8, hoping to set up a meeting between her son and the Pro Bowl tight end. The next day, the town’s police department quote tweeted the mother, asking for Gronkowski’s help.
— PatriotsFan-Mom (@Tedybruschifan) January 9, 2017
— Danvers Police Dept (@DanversPolice) January 10, 2017
Gronk responded shortly after, implying help would be on the way.
?surprise on way! https://t.co/VpLH4mMMh2
— Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) January 10, 2017
The tight end did not meet the child in person, but sent a private, inspirational video to the mother’s email.
“Congratulations on your last chemo session coming up on Thursday!” Gronk said in the video, via WHDH in Boston. “We’re both going through a little setback right now, but we’re both gonna come back with major comebacks!”
Gronkowski of course is rehabbing from a season-ending back surgery.
Like only Gronk can, he finished by saying, “Let’s fight through this, let’s go!” before flexing into the camera.