Photos: JJ Watt surprises cancer patient

Photos: JJ Watt surprises cancer patient

Credit: KEVIN REECE / KHOU 11 NEWS

Cristian starts another round of chemotherapy on Monday so his mom said the surprise visit by the football star couldn’t have come at a better time. Among the gifts he gave the boy were a set of “eye black” football patches that Watt told him would make him look tough. He told Cristian to use them when he needed an emotional lift and to remember that he always has a robot and a real guy named Watt rooting for him.

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by KHOU.com staff & Kevin Reece / KHOU 11 News

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Posted on May 17, 2013 at 11:46 AM

Updated Sunday, Nov 24 at 7:23 AM

SPENDORA, Texas -- When we first told you about a Splendora boy who is fighting leukemia and using a robot named "Watt" to attend elementary school for him, someone named "Watt" was watching. J.J. Watt decided to pay a surprise visit to 12-year-old Cristian Beasley, one of 34 students across the country using the VGo telepresence system


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In a ruse orchestrated by the Houston Texans, NFL Films, Cristian’s family and school, and the Education Service Center Region 6 that coordinates the VGo program, Watt arrived unannounced Thursday at the home where Cristian operates the robot.  He quietly snuck up behind him and gave the boy the best surprise of his young life.

"What are you working on?" Watt whispered as Cristian turned around.

"Oh my God!" said the 6th grader dressed for school in his J.J. Watt jersey and a Houston Texans knit cap.

"What’s up buddy," said Watt. "I’m J.J., nice to meet you man."

"Oh my God," is all Cristian could mutter again.

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