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In a move that proves that not all football players are selfish and uncaring, former Alabama Running Back and future NFL draftee Trent Richardson attended a prom with 17-year-old cancer survivor Courtney Alvis, as reported by WBRC news in Birmingham, Alabama.
Richardson arriving with his date
Richardson, 13 days before the NFL Draft, arrived at Hueytown High School’s auditorium with his date, Courtney Alvis. Alvis had previously been diagnosed with leukemia a year ago. He arrived in a white tuxedo with his date.
According to WBRC-TV,
“Richardson agreed to attend prom with Alvis after her uncle contacted some of his friends at Alabama, who got the word to Richardson. Richardson did not get the chance to attend his senior prom, but he said he agreed to attend because his own mother is a cancer survivor.”
The story gets even happier, though. 14 months after being diagnosed with cancer, Courtney Alvis says she has no more cancer in her body and is now receiving monthly treatments and takes medicine every day, but is on her way to recovery.
It’s truly inspiring that Richardson is 13 days away from the biggest day of his life but he still went out of his way to make a girl’s dream come true. Throughout all the stories of athletes being selfish, obnoxious jerks, there are still some good ones out there. Keep the faith, folks. There are people out there who will put others first. I have a lot more respect for Trent Richardson after reading this story and I sincerely hope that he sees success in his NFL career. I hope more athletes take time out of their busy schedules to make someone else’s life easier when they are experiencing hardship.
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