A junior at Texas A&M, and huge Aggies fan, doesn’t let his illness get in the way of living.
Kyle Cox was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy as a child, and was told by doctors that he wouldn’t live far past 20-years-old. He recently turned 20.
He got to meet Denver Broncos linebacker, and former Texas A&M star Von Miller before the Broncos game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
In a story on DenverBroncos.com, his mother said that she won a Super Bowl 50 football at a gala in College Station, Texas. She decided to take it a step farther and reach out to everyone she knew who might be able to get in touch with Miller, so he could sign the football.
He invited the both of them to Tampa, Fla. and met with them last Saturday. Miller was asked if it was life changing moment for the young man.
“It’s life changing for us both, Miller said to DenverBroncos.com. “He’s defied the odds in so many ways, and it’s inspiring to me and my teammates, and want to do the same in my life.”
Cox’s mother said that she tries to help her son fulfill as many of his bucket list items as possible when he is not in school.
However, she made it clear that her son has plans far beyond 20.
Story by Stephen Knox originally posted on All22.