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'Together We Make Football' features story of 15-year-old Eagles fan Colin Delaney

by jmaloni


Thu, Oct 9th 2014 05:20 pm

Tomorrow's "Together We Make Football" segment on "Today," narrated by NBC Sports Group's Josh Elliott, tells the story of Philadelphia Eagles fan Colin Delaney, who was diagnosed with leukemia. Elliott will report the segment live between 8 and 9 a.m. ET from the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex.

15-year-old Delaney is a former middle school fullback, who, after being diagnosed with leukemia, had to watch his team from the sidelines. Colin attended the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House camp, where he met camp counselor Andre Sabellette, a cancer survivor and former RMH resident. Sabellette not only mentored him throughout camp, but also encouraged him to keep his passion for the game he loves.

Last week, Sabellette took Colin and some friends to the Philadelphia Eagles' NovaCare Complex to play a flag football game. Before the game kicked off, Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and quarterback Nick Foles made a surprise appearance, resulting in an unforgettable game.

Eli Manning and the New York Giants (3-2) travel to Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia to face Foles, McCoy and their first-place NFC East rival Philadelphia Eagles (4-1) this week on "Sunday Night Football" on NBC. Pre-game coverage begins with "Football Night in America" at 7 p.m. ET.

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