Originally written on Larry Brown Sports  |  Last updated 4/13/12

Courntey Alvis had to a face a life-changing moment at the age of 16 when she was diagnosed with leukemia. Because of her weakened immune system, Alvis was told she basically couldn’t leave her house — no driving, no going to the mall, no seeing a movie or taking part in anything that a healthy high schooler would be off enjoying.

Alvis was told that she could attend her junior prom last year if she took the necessary precautions. Doctors told her she would have had to wear rubber gloves and a mask and not touch anybody. Unsurprisingly, she decided to pass. After a year of treatment and fighting the disease, Courtney is now determined to attend her senior prom and end high school on a high note. The problem was she didn’t have a date.

With the help of her uncle, Alvis was put in touch with Alabama star Trent Richardson. The 2011 Heisman trophy finalist is solving the no date problem.

“I’m very excited but I’m also really nervous,” Alvis said according to WSFA. “I watch Trent all the time on TV and he’s going to be come with me.”

Good on you, Trent. It’s been said that attitude and demeanor are some of the most important factors in being able to fight off cancer. Here’s hoping Richardson’s gesture will help Courtney Alvis on her road to recovery.

H/T Eye on College Football
Photo credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

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