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Lindsay H. Jones - April 2016
Two years ago, Shon Coleman had his first NFL draft moment, at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City. He walked across the stage and read the name of the No. 13 draft pick, on behalf on St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, who had helped him with his diagnosis of Leukemia just four years prior.
As an 18-year old high school senior and star football player, Coleman was diagnosed with lymphoblastic leukemia. Now, Coleman will be making his way into the NFL, and will be celebrating by hosting a draft party at St. Judes in Memphis, so that children undergoing treatment can be included in the celebration. Upon being drafted, Coleman will join a small group of NFL cancer survivors.
In regards to the kids who will be by his side at St. Judes for the special moment, "I just want to encourage them, just help them feel good a out the whole thing. I want to be there for them. That means a lot for kids, especially when they see you've been through it...they can see you and that will go a long way and make a big difference."
Original source: www.usatoday.com