Raven Greene will spend Thursday evening roaming the sphere at M&T Financial institution Stadium searching for to close down any Baltimore Raven that drifts his means within the secondary. However after touchdown within the metropolis Wednesday, the Inexperienced Bay Packers security first took a while to make a go to to a buddy within the space.
Meet 6-year-old Cooper Trueblood, who was recognized with childhood leukemia on August 18, 2018, and in addition occurs to be an enormous sports activities fan, in line with his household’s weblog ‘Tremendous Hero Cooper.’ Extra particularly, Cooper is a large fan of the JMU Dukes, with whom Greene was an FCS champion in 2016.
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The story started, in line with one of many posts titled “Cheese Head,” when Cooper and his household visited the JMU soccer group and former head coach Mike Houston — now at East Carolina — gave him a No. 5 Duke jersey, which occurred to be the quantity Greene wore earlier than he signed with the Packers as an undrafted free agent.
Kristy Trueblood, Cooper’s mother, wrote within the publish she messaged Greene to inform him how proud they have been to have a bit of his JMU legacy and in return obtained a giant Packers-sized Christmas shock delivered to their Maryland house.
The field of swag included Greene’s signed professional Packers jersey to finish his set in addition to a signed mini helmet and, after all, a Cheesehead hat — as a result of what Packers present field can be full with out the badge of Inexperienced Bay fandom? Kristy mentions in that publish that cheese additionally occurs to be one in all Cooper’s “favourite issues in life.”
As nice because the story can be if it ended there, Greene made a degree of visiting and spending hours with Cooper and his household on his journey to Baltimore on Wednesday, in line with his Twitter publish. He additionally acquired the prospect so as to add his signature to his outdated No. 5 in Cooper’s assortment.
Earlier Thursday, Greene additionally retweeted Kristy’s image of Greene and Cooper with the phrases “See you guys on the recreation! #SuperCooper.” The Packers will kick off their second preseason recreation towards the Ravens at 6:30 p.m. in Baltimore.
Mates stick collectively, it might appear.
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