Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/26/12

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 11: Head coach Tom Coughlin of the New York Giants looks on against the Oakland Raiders during their game on October 11, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Giants defeated the Raiders 44-7. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
It took the words of a very special child to remind the Giants of how they're capable of playing. And sure enough, that special child, 15-year old Adam Merchant, was rewarded with a chance to witness his favorite NFL team put on one of its best performances of the season in person. Merchant, who was diagnosed with Burkitt lymphoma, a form of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, came to the team's attention through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The youngster and his family were guests of the Giants at their practice last Friday, and afterwards, head coach Tom Coughlin invited the young man to speak to the team in its post-practice huddle. "The message was loud and clear," Coughlin said. "We had Adam in the locker room after the game as well and had him in the middle. Guys were very appreciative that he was here and really what he said was most meaningful. We picked up on that and that's basically the challenge that we kept throughout the weekend and in our Saturday night meetings. And just wh...
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