February 03, 2018 04:11 PM
(ABC 6 News) -- A Medford teen and his family will be among the thousands watching the Super Bowl in person Sunday thanks to the generosity of the NFL and their community.
Logan Pleschourt, 15, is a big football fan, but was sidelined in October when he was diagnosed with cancer.
"They treated him for 2-3 weeks for anemia and then he started to get fevers," his mom Heather Lique said. Logan was then taken to Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Mary's Campus where his parents heard the news no parent wants to hear.
"They did a bunch of testing, an ultrasound, CT, more blood work and told us that night they were fairly positive he had cancer," Heather said.
The community rallied around Logan after the diagnosis, including his football team, who shaved their heads in solidarity with their teammate.
Logan's story caught the attention of the family's bank, Profinium Bank, who reached out and gave Logan and his older brother Anthony tickets to the Vikings-Saints playoff game. At that game, Logan met NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who had a surprise in store.
"He was talking to me about the whole cancer treatment, and then asked me if I wanted to go to the Super Bowl, and of course I said yes," Logan said.
Goodell gave Logan two tickets to the Super Bowl game, which left the teen with a tough decision-- who to bring with him. At first, he said, he planned to bring his older brother again, but he was torn.
Knowing her son was having a tough time making a call, Heather reached out to the NFL and explained his situation. Officials then surprised Logan with another gift-- two more tickets.
Now, Logan, Heather, dad Shannon and younger brother Dylan are all headed to the big game, the dream of a lifetime for a football family.
"Sometimes you don't know what to do or what to say, but we just want to say thank you to everyone that's been there for us," Shannon said.
And in case you're wondering, Logan said he's rooting for the Eagles.
Updated: February 03, 2018 04:11 PM
Created: February 02, 2018 11:51 PM
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