ELKHART, Indiana — A 14-year-old Indiana boy, who happens to be a die-hard Chicago Bears fan, has named his brain tumor “Aaron Rodgers,” because he wants to kill it.
The idea to name the tumor, “The Elkhart Truth” reports, came from Miguel Reyes’ teacher at Concord Junior High School.
Peg Kelly, Reyes’ teacher, tells the paper the rivalry between the Green Bay Packers and the Chicago Bears has strengthened their friendship.
“I said ‘You need to name that tumor so we can kill it.’ You know what he named it? Aaron Rodgers! What a stinker!” Kelly said in an article at ElkhartTruth.com.
Reyes is a ninth-grader at Concord High School, and he was diagnosed with a brain tumor last year.
The boy has a 13-month-old German Shepherd service dog named after Reyes’ favorite football player — former Bears player Devin Hester. The dog’s name is “Hester,” and he was purchased for Reyes by Kelly.
The family is working to train the pup to help Miguel as he battles his rare brain tumor.
The Elkhart Truth reports Reyes started his eighth and final round of chemo last week, and the treatment will continue until October.
The Reyes family is raising money to cover Hester’s training. If you would like to make a donation, CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to visit the “Mighty Miguel” Facebook page to follow Miguel’s battle.