Pittsburgh Steelers running back James Conner greeted a fellow cancer survivor ahead of his game Sunday, telling the young fan, “Congrats, buddy.”
Conner is all too familiar with cancer. In 2015, he was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. He spent the following winter and spring in chemotherapy treatments before ultimately being declared cancer-free in May, according to SB Nation.
The Pittsburgh player even trained while he was undergoing treatment.
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) February 13, 2016
So when Conner met 10-year-old Levi Delimpo, who traveled from Lexington, Kentucky, for the game over the weekend, he was eager to meet the cancer survivor.
Conner shook Delimpo’s hand several times and made sure to pose for a photo with his sign, declaring, “I just finished chemo!”
An inspiration to us all.
— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) October 14, 2018
Delimpo, for his part, just finished treatment for Ewing’s sarcoma on Friday, according to KDKA-TV.