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Kyler Murray sends encouraging message to young fan with cancer

Dec 12, 2020, 1:40 PM | Updated: 11:18 pm
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)...
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

One young Arizona Cardinals fan is smiling big after receiving a personal message from quarterback Kyler Murray.

Hector Nahle, 12, was about to undergo surgery for cancer when he posted a video to Instagram calling Murray his inspiration and hoping to meet the NFL star someday.

“Hi Kyler, I’m about to enter my surgery and I hope we can meet one day because you will be my inspiration to recover and I’m your No. 1 fan,” Nahle said.

Murray saw the video and not only reached out with a special message of his own that Nahle posted on Instagram, but promised to send some Cardinals gear his way, including a signed game jersey.

“First and foremost, I want to say you’re a warrior, bro,” Murray said. “You inspire me just as much as I inspire you. You inspire all of us.”

Murray also said he hopes to meet Nahle when he’s fully recovered to throw some balls and run routes together.

Nahle is a quarterback for a youth football team in Mexico, posting highlights and photos of himself playing on his Instagram account.

“Keep fighting bro,” Murray said. “We’re all behind you, thinking about you. We love you.”

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