The Big Blue Lions players were joined by the opposing team, the Judean Rebels, in following and supporting Uriel as he scored!
For the past two years, 10 year old Uriel Wang of Jerusalem has been battling a rare form of Leukaemia, relapsing 4 times. In May, after a long search for a bone marrow match, Uriel underwent his second bone marrow transplant. Uriel is now home, adjusting to life and gaining back his strength.My good friend, Ruti whose husband coaches the Rebels, blogged about it. When our sons play against each other we always wish each other a fair and injury-less game. We care about midot, sportsmanship and derech eretz. If it were up to us, the games would end with tied scores. Remember that we're Jewish mothers and grandmothers, so we see the world a bit differently from competitive athletes.
Watch Uriel's touchdown!
One of my favorite things about the Jerusalem Lion's games is that win or lose they thank their fans, and the fans thank them for their efforts.
In all honesty, I have no doubt that it's extremely difficult to see what's happening around you while wearing those helmets. And running with those bulky shoulder pads/contraptions must be awkward. So I don't like it when anything nasty is said about the players who play fair and try hard.