Teen battling cancer meets Tom Brady

Posted at 5:01 PM, Jan 03, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-03 18:57:14-05

MIAMI, Fla. (NBC6 - WTVJ) A Miami teen battling a rare abdominal cancer had his dream of meeting Patriots quarterback Tom Brady come true before Sunday's Dolphins game.

Ernesto Aparicio was diagnosed with Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor and has been undergoing chemotherapy at Nicklaus Children's Hospital.

The Miami Dolphins and Live Like Bella Foundation teamed up to make Ernesto's wish come true, and the 13 year old met with Brady at Sun Life Stadium before the game.

Brady posed for photos with Ernesto and even gave him his hoodie. Ernesto also met other members of the Dolphins and Patriots as well as some of the Dolphins cheerleaders.

WE DID IT!!!! Thank you so much to everyone who tweeted, shared, emailed etc. Thanks to all of you Ernesto was able to...

Posted by Live Like Bella on Sunday, January 3, 2016

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A previous version of this story mentioned Make-A-Wish to describe Aparicio's dream of meeting Tom Brady. The reference has been removed so as not to imply that Make-A-Wish Foundation was involved in any way.