How If you’ve ever played football. You must be aware that the pre-match hug between a father and son is the most motivating thing in the world. It’s as essential as any warm-up. For Scott and Cade Sullivan, it was a moment of a lifetime.
Sullivan father, Scott of Somerset, Kentucky, diagnosed with a rare form of cancer after being admitted to the hospital for abnormal lab results in August. He got diagnosed with leptomeningeal carcinomatosis. The mentioned is a complication of cancer in which the disease spreads to the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. According to the National Institutes of Health, even with treatment, overall survival is approximately two to four months.
Doctors offered, 50-year-old Sullivan only a few weeks of life and discharges him to hospice care.
Along with his battle of life, the only wish he has is to watch his son’s first football game. He put this forward to his nurse, Jerry Humphrey of Hospice of Lake Cumberland.
Sullivan and Humphrey developed a friendship quickly because both had children around the same age who played sports at rival schools. But she could not recommend his request. The first game of the season was an away game in Belfry, a three-and-a-half-hour drive away. However, a ride that long would not result suitable for a hospice patient.
How did it become possible for him to watch the football match?
Humphrey figured out the way. She visited a nearby airport. As a result, within a few days, Dr Denny Brummet, a local dentist, offered his private plane. Sullivan boarded the private plane to see his son play the first game of his sophomore high school season.
“Words could not be put into sentences or phrases to describe how I felt at that time,” he said. “I was just so happy to see my son.”
Sullivan and his girlfriend boarded the plane along with Humphrey and Brummett. The flight took place on the game day itself. However, They sat a little farther than the other audience as a precautionary measure.
In conclusion to his efforts. Cade Sullivan ran up the hill and hugged him with all his might when he saw his father. Father Sullivan called it a magical moment because they created a memory that his son always be able to cherish when he’s gone.