New York, NY (Sports Network) - They say how a college football team prepares
during the week can lead to a win on a Saturday.
What will take place after Fordham University's football practice on Thursday
is an unquestioned win for the Rams.
Head coach Joe Moorhead and the Rams will add a new teammate to the roster
they officially adopt 12-year-old New York City native Jonah Shainberg through
the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Shainberg was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but is now cancer free following
treatments. The tumor, however, caused a stroke and he still suffers from some
side effects of the stroke.
He will attend the end of Fordham's practice with his parents, Laryssa and
Joshua Shainberg, then be formally introduced to the team by representatives
from the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation.
Team members also will present Shainberg with his own locker in their locker
room and have dinner with him in the school cafeteria.
The Friends of Jaclyn Foundation is a non-profit, charitable organization that
improves the quality of life for children suffering with pediatric brain
and their families. It matches a child with a college or high school sports
team to form a priceless relationship.
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