If you’re going to the Kentucky spring game on Friday night, you’re going to want to get there early for what promises to be a really cool moment.
Before the Wildcats spring game on Friday night, the entire team will be led onto to the field by 9-year old Kentucky super-fan Ryan Cremeens. And the young fan will be doing all this less than a month after completing his final round of chemotherapy, as he and his family explained to Edward Aschoff of ESPN.
The SEC Network put out video of Cremeens on leading the team out onto the field and it’s pretty great.
A very special moment before the @UKFootball Spring Game…
9-year-old cancer survivor Ryan Cremeens leads the team out of the tunnel. pic.twitter.com/qtc3Q8dM59
— SEC Network (@SECNetwork) April 14, 2017
In the summer of 2016, Cremeens was diagnosed with rhabdomyosarcoma, a soft-tissue muscle tumor. Cremeens underwent multiple rounds of chemotherapy and finished his final round on March 30. He was discharged from the hospital the next day.
“It’s all coming full circle for us,” Ryan’s father, Eric, told Aschoff. “I think that’s absolutely perfect. As long as he doesn’t trip and fall and get run over, it’ll be great.”
Over the course of Cremeens treatments he received visits from multiple Kentucky players such as Drew Barker and Boom Williams as one of his doctors had friends in the Kentucky program.
The Wildcats spring game begins at 7:30 p.m.