RI Athlete Battling Cancer is On His Way to SB 51!

A Rhode Island track and field star who has been fighting cancer for the last five months is heading to Houston to watch the New England Patriots square off with the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl.

Bobby Colantonio’s wish of attending the big game was granted by the A Wish Come True organization 

The 18-year-old national high school hammer champion was diagnosed with metastatic Ewing’s sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in August, just as he was getting ready for his first collegiate season and starting classes at the University of Alabama.

One of Bobby's favorite things that helped him get through his chemo treatments ... Watching the Pats play football on TV.

Props to the nurses, doctors, caregivers at Hasbro Children's Hospital in Providence for reaching out to the folks at A Wish Come True and make Bobby's WISH come true.

Go Bobby and Go Pats!!

Finding out today I have bone cancer in my left femur is by far the biggest difficulty I will ever face in my life. But what breaks my heart is to see all my family and friends reaching out to me and showing their love and support. And The University of Alabama, from the staff, to the coaches, to medical staff, to the athletes, everyone, has shown so much love and support and are sticking with me and my family as we get through this. My friends, family, the university of Alabama, and God is helping me push through this as one. I still wanna fulfill my dream of competing in the Olympics one day and represent Alabama Crimson tide as they are part of me now and I am part of them, and I'm sure as hell not letting cancer get in the way of it. God has a plan for me, as he does for you and everyone else in the world, Im gonna beat this for the glory of God. "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future". -Jeremiah 29:11 I AM #BamaStrong 💪🏼!

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