Joshua Chambers, the four-year-old boy with leukemia who has seemed to inspire everyone associated with the Ohio State football program in recent weeks, will make an appearance at Ohio Stadium come fall. Joshua and his family will attend a Buckeyes' game during the upcoming season as guests of Urban Meyer. It will be the first time Joshua sees the Scarlet and Gray live in action.
">June 11, 2014
Joshua's story, originally reported by ElevenWarriors.com, has been circulating over the past couple of weeks. He was diagnosed with high-risk acute lymphoblastic leukemia in 2013, and while he's gone through one year of successful chemotherapy and is remission, he has a long journey ahead. When Joshua--a Buckeyes supporter--was in the hospital, a group of Ohio State players, led by linebacker Joshua Perry, sent their young fan an encouraging video.
While Joshua is a Buckeyes fan--a result of his father, Jeremy, growing up in Ohio--his mother, Mina, is a Florida graduate. Her disdain for Urban Meyer ceased to exist last week when the coach invited the family out to Columbus this fall for a game.��
“When he reached out, I’m thinking, ‘I can’t hate [Meyer] anymore,’ ” Mina Chambers told the Toledo Blade, laughing. “Maybe I can dislike him a little bit. I’ve been telling people I don't want to see his true colors as a nice guy.
“But as a mom, the support from Ohio State has been amazing.”