COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa. (KMTV) — At first look, Joe Miller may appear like a typical highschool junior however this previous 12 months has been something however typical for him and his household. He is dwelling with the consequences of liver most cancers.
“It is tremendous uncommon, truly, the medical doctors stated they’d by no means seen it. It is normally a most cancers present in youthful youngsters or infants and I bought it at 16 years previous,” Joe stated.
He missed his complete sophomore 12 months due to chemotherapy and months within the hospital. Earlier this 12 months, he acquired a liver transplant.
“It has been a protracted journey for our household and one which’s nonetheless happening,” his father Dan Miller stated.
After a tough 12 months, household good friend Jason Kaiman stepped in and made an enormous gesture. Since Joe is a passionate College of Michigan fan, Kaiman paid for a dream journey to Ann Arbor. He took care of every thing from resorts and kit to sideline passes.
“This previous weekend, we bought pregame and postgame sideline passes, and our seats had been proper behind the Michigan bench, like three rows up,” Joe stated.
Joe additionally bought to fulfill his idol, Wolverines quarterback J.J. McCarthy.
“I met him on the sideline earlier than the sport, bought to speak to him somewhat bit after,” Joe stated.
For Kaiman, granting the want was a no brainer, calling Michigan video games “life-changing” and “electrical” for followers like Joe.
“I have been paid again … 100 instances over for the cash I’ve spent. It is simply been a tremendous factor,” Kaiman stated.
Dan believes Kaiman’s good deed is reflective of Joe and his sort coronary heart, which he is maintained regardless of all his challenges.
“The issues he is needed to undergo, a 16-year-old child’s not purported to need to undergo it. Sadly, most cancers finds the most effective,” Dan stated.
Joe’s mother says he smiled for 72 hours straight. Whereas he is nonetheless present process therapy, she reminds us all, the “world is stuffed with gracious and beneficiant individuals.”