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Odell Beckham's biggest fan loses battle to cancer

01 Août 2017

Jayro Ponce, the 9-year-old Giants fan with cancer whose meeting with Odell Beckham Jr. last month went viral, lost his battle with the deadly disease late Monday night, the family announced on Facebook.

In teaming with the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Beckham flew from OR to Texas to meet with Jayro almost two weeks ago.

The boy's family has a Facebook site called Team Jayro.

Odell Beckham Jr.is a star in one of the biggest sports markets in the country, but Jason Whitlock apparently hasn't noticed that. "Tonight Jayro received his ultimate healing and earned his wings as he entered the kingdom of heaven. I'm wit u! #MilkshakesMilkshakes", Beckham wrote in a post shared on his Instagram page shortly after their visit. Truly an incredible person filled wit handsome energy. For yourself and for your family. Young Jayro u have taught me more than u could of imagined.

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"You've given me life", Beckham wrote on his IG at the time, sharing a shot of himself and Jayro. "Rest in Peace Jayro". "Odell Beckham Jr.is the most overhyped, overrated - and he is a great player but he is overrated".

Jayro suffered from a malignant rhabdoid tumor, an extremely rare form of cancer that only sees about 20-25 new cases each year, according to Boston Children's Hospital.

Weston Richburg also visited Jayro, back in April.

"The fact that he wants anything to do with me when he's going through that, that shows you that people are always watching, and you have an impact whether you like it or not", Richburg told reporters at the start of Giants training camp.

Odell Beckham's biggest fan loses battle to cancer