Young Bears Fan Determined To Beat Tumor Names It After Aaron Rodgers

Miguel Reyes is a 14-year-old Chicago Bears fan who has been fighting stage 3 brain cancer since last year.

Not only is Miguel giving it his all to fight for his life, but he's doing it in a way that is so Chicago, it would bring tears to the eyes of Mike Ditka in just seconds.

Miguel decided the best way to pump himself up to fight the cancer is by naming his brain tumor "Rodgers" -- as in Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers.

Because as any football fan will tell you, the Packers are the Bears' fiercest rivals, and football really is everything in the Midwest.


While the Packers may have the upper hand on the Bears in recent years, the same cannot be said for Miguel's tumor at present.

Following more than 30 radiation treatments, "Rodgers" stopped growing. Although Miguel still deals with headaches and seizures, he's confident he'll get the win in the end.

A big part of that optimism also has to do with the German Shepherd Hester -- yes, like the former Bears player Devin Hester -- the dog the Reyes recently welcomed into the family.

The family of Mighty Miguel Reyes is raising funds to train his dog to detect seizures. — The Elkhart Truth (@ElkhartTruth) August 31, 2015

The family started a GoFundMe page to raise money for training Hester to become a seeing-eye dog able to detect Miguel's seizures.

You can help by donating to the Reyes' cause and rooting for Miguel to sack the crap out of "Rodgers."

Citations: Young Bears Fan Battling Brain Cancer Names Tumor After Aaron Rodgers (Bleacher Report)