NCAA Football Team Cheers Up LDS Boy with Cancer in Sweetest of Ways

After learning his 11-year-old little brother had leukemia, one University of Idaho football player and his team have found the touching ways to bring a smile to the face of this little boy.

Three letters are inscribed on the orange band that Austin Rehkow never takes off his left wrist. Three letters, nothing more.

They are initials – “CTR” – and they have a double meaning for the decorated Idaho kicker and punter.

Cameron Tyler Rehkow. Choose the Right.

Rehkow, a devout Mormon, often finds himself looking down at the bright wristband during games. Which this season usually means before or after a successful field goal or punt.

On Oct. 8, Rehkow coolly wrapped a 27-yard field goal inside the left upright as time expired to lift the Vandals to a 34-31 win at Louisiana-Monroe. Later that evening, he shot a quick text message to his youngest brother in Spokane Valley.

“I did that for you,” it read.

Lead image from The Spokesman Review.
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