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WWE Legend John Cena Surprises 7-Year-Old Fan Battling Life-Threatening Illness With Home Visit

WWE Legend John Cena Surprises 7-Year-Old Fan Battling Life-Threatening Illness With Home Visit

John Cena has amazingly visited a seven-year-old boy battling a life-threatening illness at his home and surprised him with early birthday treats.

The 43-year-old WWE legend is widely recognised for his charitable work outside of the ring and has granted over 600 wishes with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

And Cena on Sunday paid a visit to young WWE fan David Castle at his home in Odessa, Texas, amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Seven-year-old Castle has been battling Wilms tumour, which is a rare kidney cancer that predominantly affects younger children.

According to WFLA, Cena spent time with the sick fan and brought a bag of WWE-themed goodies.

Tammy Miller, who is Castle's mom, told the publication that her son received two WWE title belts, a hat, some of Cena's armbands, signed T-shirts, a signed program and a signed bobblehead.

Castle's mom added that her son was 'filled with excitement' and had 'tears of joy' after meeting one of his favourite WWE superstars.

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Officials at Pasco County Fire Rescue helped make the visit possible between Cena and Castle, according to WFLA.

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Castle was diagnosed with Wilms tumour last October after he was taken to Johns Hopkins All Children's Hospital.

According to reports, the youngster had complained that he wasn't feeling well and had been tired for several days.

Castle's sickness had already reached stage four by the time that doctors had diagnosed him, with the tumour spreading to other parts of his body.

Credit: Austin Kellerman/Twitter
Credit: Austin Kellerman/Twitter
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Credit: Austin Kellerman/Twitter
Credit: Austin Kellerman/Twitter

Miller told News Channel 8 Castle that her son had already 'undergone very painful tests, surgery and long days and nights at the hospital.'

Castle, who turns eight on 10th May, is still being treated for the illness and is set to undergo radiation and chemotherapy treatment in the coming months.

His family have set up a GoFundMe page back in November and set a target of $20,000.

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The crowdfunding campaign has raised $7,785 at the time of this writing.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Twitter

Topics: WWE News, John Cena, WWE

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]