Dolphins surprise boy with leukemia

Published On: Dec 24 2013 08:41:33 AM EST
Updated On: Sep 26 2013 06:12:01 PM EDT

The Miami Dolphins surprised 10-year-old Josh Pita with who is receiving chemotherapy treatments. Pita was given gear and even a football signed by Ryan Tannehill.

HOLLYWOOD, Fla. -

A 10-year-old boy with leukemia had no words when the Miami Dolphins surprised him at his hospital room Thursday.

"It was really cool and I didn't expect it," said Josh Pita.

The team gave Pita his own jersey and a football signed by quarterback Ryan Tannehill.

"If everyone has the heart and soul that this young man has, it will be a better world," said former Dolphin Twan Russell.

Pita was diagnosed with leukemia when he was 7 years old.

"When Josh was diagnosed, the first words out of his mouth word were I am going to die," said Laura Pita.

But football has helped him recover. Now in remission, Josh hasn't missed a practice for his youth team. His family also got season tickets to root for the undefeated Dolphins.

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