Wes Welker, the Denver Broncos wide receiver, visited the Children's Hospital in Aurora, Colo., on Tuesday, where he met with an 11-year-old fan battling cancer and left her with something she will likely never forget — his autograph on her hairless head.
The 32-year-old NFL player sat down to talk to 11-year-old Delaney Clements, and she asked him for an autograph, ABC’s 7NEWS reported.
She was shocked at what happened next.
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Ecstatic about her autograph, Clements told 7NEWS that she plans on never washing her head again.
"I think it is ridiculous that that happened," Clements said. "I'm just so happy that there is somebody there for me."
The brave 11-year-old is battling stage IV neuroblastoma, a form of cancer that attacks the nerve tissue and is usually found in infants and children.
Welker was part of a sports and celebrity entourage visiting the hospital to raise awareness and funds for the Family Reach Foundation, which helps families of children at the hospital pay their bills.
Other big names that took part in the event included film and TV actor Jeffrey Donovan, who stars in the USA Network series "Burn Notice" as well as former Broncos offensive tackle Ryan Harris and several TV chefs.
In addition to signing autographs and posing for photos, the group also showed off their culinary skills by cooking a healthy meal for the young patients.
"Family Reach does something very unique. When a family is stricken with cancer, mostly the children, the families usually have to quit one of their jobs driving them to treatment," Donovan, who is a Denver resident, told 7NEWS. "What Family Reach does is helps them with gas money, little things, pay the electric bill."
Donovan also autographed Clements’ head after Welker finished signing.
"Obviously they have a lot of expenses, a lot of things go into it and your life changes," Welker added. "[We’re] just trying to help and support the best we can."
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