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Tebow Hosts 21-Year Old Cancer Victim at Monday Night Football

8:26 AM, Sep 12, 2011   |    comments
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DENVER -- A 21-year-old cancer victim will get his dream fulfilled when he meets Tim Tebow before the Broncos Monday Night football game. It kicks off Tebow's Wish 15 program as part of his foundation's work.

Woody Roseland will leave the doctors and medicine behind as his dream to meet his hero, quarterback Tim Tebow, becomes a reality.

Struck by cancer at the age of 16, Roseland has overcome many obstacles, including being diagnosed with cancer on five separate occasions.

After a few more rounds of chemotherapy, he will look forward to being in remission from his tough medical battle.  Until that day comes, there is only one thing on Roseland's mind: meeting Tebow.

Through the Tim Tebow Foundation's Wish 15 (W15H) program, in partnership with Dreams Come True of Jacksonville, Roseland will for one day put the thoughts of his cancer and unwelcome treatments to the side and replace them with unforgettable memories on Sports Authority Field at Mile High.

As W15H's kickoff dream, Roseland will spend pregame on the field before meeting Tebow, the person he believes instills inspiration and faith in so many.

"I think it is such a refreshing change of pace to have a person like Tim Tebow, as a professional athlete, in your city," said Roseland. "What an asset it is to have someone who is so selfless and such a positive force on and off the field."

W15H was created to give an unforgettable wish experience for all children battling life threatening illnesses who wish to meet Tebow.  Roseland's experience will begin with a wonderful pregame meal provided by Denver's Hard Rock Café, followed immediately by the highlight of the night when Roseland will stand side by side with Tebow during the pregame warm-ups.

They will spend time together and Roseland will not leave empty handed, as Tebow will present him with a pregame used football and #15 jersey. Roseland and his mother will then enjoy the remainder of the game in terrific seats set up by the Denver Broncos. 

"I am so honored to have the chance to meet Woody," said Tebow. "I am so encouraged by his strength and desire to bring faith, hope and love to others even in the midst of his challenges."   

An energetic and dedicated Broncos fan, Roseland is very passionate in sharing his own experience and knowledge with those who are struggling with the pain and obstacles associated with cancer.

As an up-and-coming inspirational speaker and cancer comedian, he works to take advantage of all the opportunities placed before him. The joyful memories and hope from his special day with Tebow will give him something to cherish and talk about for many years to come.

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