Carson Wentz meets Lily at training camp

Published: Jul. 29, 2019 at 7:28 PM CDT
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Carson Wentz cares. He obviously cares about his football life but Monday, Ryan Farrell was there when the former Century and NDSU quarterback showed he cares just as much about fans who look up to him.

Last week at Eagles training cameras caught a heart felt moment between Carson Wentz and a young boy named Giovanni. Well, behind closed doors, Carson inspired another youngster going through a tough time.

After practice, Wentz went into the NovacCare Complex where he met Lily Walker and her family. Lily was diagnosed with brain cancer in March. Carson's demeanor through his injury rehab has been influential to how the Walkers approach Lily's disease.

Megan Walker, Lyly's Mother, said: "He has been inspirational we know that he is a man of faith and that is very helpful with what we are going through as a family so it's good to see him and the speech that he gave after he had his injury we are going to show lily again because he believes it happens for a reason and maybe Lily is going through this battle right now so she can draw people close to God, draw people together, and learn a lot about herself."

Despite the hand she's been dealt, Lily continues to encourage others while taking care of herself.

Megan Walker said: "When we go to the hospital she makes sure the kids there are happy she always asks them how they are doing.; she's always thanking everybody who helps her with anything. Even the people who take her blood and all that kind of stuff, she is just a good kid."

And in true Eagles fan fashion, Lily and her family had one last thing to say.


Whether it's making big plays on the gridiron here at training camp or just taking time out of his busy schedule to meet with fans, Carson continues to inspire.

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