ATLANTA — Editor's note: The video above is from a previous story about a separate event.
Christmas came early for a metro Atlanta football fan who got the opportunity to meet former NFL player Tim Tebow.
Dennis Hall, Jr., who goes by DJ, got the surprise of a lifetime after finding out that his ultimate sports dream of attending the SEC Championship football game as became reality.
The 21-year-old DJ had a great time with Tebow, playing video games and going out to dinner. The magical moment came as Hall battles Ewing’s sarcoma. WebMD defines the illness as a cancerous tumor that grows in your bones or the soft tissue around your bones.
DJ is a lifelong sports fan, specifically football. This experience is especially poignant given that DJ is about to undergo chemo and radiation in the near future, according to a representative.
DJ’s sports dream came true through the partnership of Dream On 3 and the Tim Tebow Foundation. Dream On 3 is a nonprofit organization based in Charlotte, North Carolina. The mission is to help sports dreams come true for youth and young adults living with life-altering or life-threatening conditions.
Each year, the Tim Tebow Foundation provides children with travel, accommodations, customized daily activities and dining reservations, gifts and one-on-one time.
The SEC Championship football game between the Florida Gators and the Alabama Crimson Tide will take place Saturday at Atlanta's Mercedes-Benz Stadium.