PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The story of Lukas Kusters and his relationship with Carson Wentz, as told by ESPN in a feature which aired on Sunday, will bring tears to your eyes.
Lukas, 10, had been battling stomach cancer and got the chance to meet Wentz and teammate Jordan Hicks in the spring. Lukas, who’s nicknamed the “The Dutch Destroyer,” passed away two weeks later and requested to be buried in his Wentz jersey.
“To think that he’s buried wearing my jersey — it’s just so much deeper than football, that’s what it comes down to,” an emotional Wentz said in the video. “It’s so much more than just a game.”
“Dutch Destroyer” is the name painted on signs, shared with a hashtag on social media and worn on the wrist of Carson Wentz. That wristband was a gift given to the Eagles quarterback in May by Kusters before he died.
“Everyone is telling me about this story so I watched it on my phone and I’m just crying outside of the pro shop,” said one Eagles fan.
Lukas’ family was invited on the field to meet with Coach Doug Peterson and Wentz before Monday night’s game against the Redskins.
Wentz and the Eagles will look to win a Super Bowl for Kusters this season.
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