Photo captures moment football player prays with his opponent

Photo captures the heartwarming moment a high school football player prays with his opponent after learning that his mother has stage 4 lung and bone cancer

  • Gage Smith, a senior at Sherman High School, kneeled in prayer with opponent, Ty Jordan, who attends West Mesquite High School, during Friday’s game 
  • Smith made the gesture after finding out that Jordan’s mom is fighting cancer  
  • Jordan’s mom is currently battling stage 4 lung and bone cancer, his family says  
  • After their game, Smith asked Jordan to pray with him and their photo went viral
  • By Sunday night, the players’ prayer had more than 140,000 shares and several social media users praised Smith for his act of ‘compassion’

A heartwarming photo captured the moment a Texas high school football player prayed with opponent after learning that his mother is battling stage 4 cancer. 

Gage Smith, a senior at Sherman High School, took a moment to kneel in prayer with his opponent Ty Jordan, who attends West Mesquite High School, during their game on Friday. 

Smith made the gesture after he found out that Jordan’s mom, Tiffany, is fighting stage 4 lung and bone cancer, according to KXII. 

After their game, Smith asked Jordan to pray with him. 

A heartwarming photo captured the moment Texas high school football player, Gage Smith (right), prayed with opponent, Ty Jordan (left), after learning that Jordan’s mother is battling stage 4 cancer


Smith (pictured with Jordan on the field) made the gesture after he found out that Jordan’s mom is fighting stage 4 lung and bone cancer. After their game, Smith asked Jordan to pray with him

The wife of Smith’s football coach then snapped a photo of the two players kneeling with their heads bowed and shared the image with Jordan’s aunt, Takka, who then posted it on social media. 

Takka said the gesture meant so much to their family.

‘I was sent these pics last night and was going to make a long post but I’m gonna keep it short. Be careful how you treat people because you just might be entertaining an angel!!’ Takka tweeted. 

‘#GageSmith thanks for praying and speaking LIFE into my nephew, Ty Jordan, you are blessed & amazing,’ she added. 

‘I just had a moment with him praying over him, his mom, and his family,’ Smith told the station. 

By Sunday night, the players’ prayer had more than 140,000 shares. Several social media users praised Smith for his act of ‘compassion’. 

‘This brought so much joy to my heart, continue to be great and lifting up God,’ one Facebook user wrote.  

Smith’s mother, Patricia, later shared a message about the moment on Facebook. 

The wife of Smith’s football coach then snapped a photo of the two players kneeling with their heads bowed and shared the image with Jordan’s aunt, Takka, who then posted it on social media (pictured). Takka said the gesture meant so much to their family

Smith’s mother, Patricia, later shared a message about the moment on Facebook, saying she is very proud of her son (pictured)  

She wrote: ‘Lord please cover Tiffany and Family as she battles cancer. As a parent we have many moments in our children lives that we are so very proud. When they learn how to walk, talk and bring home great grades. 

‘None will compare to the heart my son has for our Lord and his genuine care for others. The things Gage Smith does when we are not looking is what shows whom you are. Keep on the journey God has laid out for you.’

Jordan is a star running back who has committed to the University of Texas. Smith is a senior safety and team captain. 

The two met when they played on the same select 7-on-7 flag football team two years ago. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jordan’s mother. The page has raised more than $11,000 since it was created last week. 

The funds are being raised to help Jordan’s family after his mother lost her job on Friday. 

Tiffany was diagnosed with stage 4 non-small cell carcinoma of the right lung and on January 9, 2019, she was diagnosed with bone cancer. 

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Jordan’s mother, Tiffany (pictured) The page has raised more than $11,000 since it was created last week

Since her first diagnosis, she has had numerous medical procedures and hospital stays. She’s currently receiving radiation, chemotherapy and taking several medications for pain.

Tiffany told NBC that she found out on Tuesday that if she can’t get Medicaid, ‘I can’t get treated’.

‘I’m trying so hard, but right now I just don’t know,’ she added. 

Tiffany said when she saw the moment between her son and Smith, it made her ‘feel really good’.

‘I’ve been down and depressed, but that has lifted my spirits. A prayer, a kind word, a hug, especially when you know somebody is going through something, that’s like the best thing you can do for a person,’ she added. 

Source: Read Full Article