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A young boy undergoing chemotherapy received a big surprise when Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski showed up to the dedication of his backyard football field.
The seven-year-old from Melrose suffers from a genetic disorder that causes tumors to grow on his nerves. As a result, he had a lower-leg amputation when he was two years old. He now uses a prosthetic leg.
The Make-A-Wish Foundation granted Feeney’s request for a backyard football field so he could practice and learn about football. The 45-foot field is, naturally, adorned with Patriots logos.
Feeney, along with family and friends, had a dedication ceremony on Friday. That’s when Gronk showed up to surprise the young Pats fan. Gronkowski played a little football with Feeney and his friends and even gave him an autographed jersey.