Lowell Narcisse has battled his fair share of ups and downs this season. None come close to comparing to what Blake Brazan has dealt with.
Brazan, an 8-year-old who resides in Vacherie, La., and is battling leukemia, spent Sunday with Narcisse, a 4-star Auburn quarterback commit who’s coming off a second knee injury in the last seven months.
Narcisse and his mother, Stacy, visited Brazan at his home, delivering gifts and spending the day playing videos games with the young fan and members of his family, according to HoumaToday.com’s Chris Singleton.
“Some things are bigger than football,” Narcisse said, according to Singleton. “It meant a lot just to come out and just see him and take his mind off the cancer. It’s great to see him.”
This was the first time that Brazan got to meet Narcisse after watching him play for St. James High School (St. James, La.) the past few years.
Narcisse, who has worn No. 2 his entire high school career, gave Brazan a No. 2 St. James jersey.
It’s a heartwarming story for Brazan, who was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL) at just 16 months old. He recently spent several weeks in the hospital after the disease returned in November, but his mother said it is in remission again, according to Singelton. .
Narcisse also understands how to deal with hardships and fight ongoing battles, even if they pale in comparison to what Brazan has faced.
The junior sustained a bone bruise on his right knee during the Class 3A state championship game, just seven months removing from tearing his ACL in the same knee.
Narcisse is the nation’s No. 4 dual-threat quarterback in the 2017 class and the No. 6 player among juniors in Louisiana.