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.