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Jason Kelce Offers Heartfelt Gesture To Athletic Trainer Who Missed His Last Game Because Of Chemo

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Jason Kelce is in the news this week for his official retirement from football, but his trainer has shared a story that’s even more newsworthy.

Jason and his athletic trainer clearly had a powerful bond, and it’s continued through thick and thin. When his trainer, Joe, fought cancer, the two became even closer.

Jason stood by Joe’s side as he went through chemo, offering up his house, paying for meals, and calling just to catch up.

Trainer Joe is still fighting cancer and expressed regrets about missing Jason Kelce’s last game.

“I taped this guy’s ankles and thumbs every day for 13 seasons, and when he played his last game in Tampa, I couldn’t be there due to cancer,” Joe wrote.

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He went on to explain that, because he missed the last game, Jason offered to let him tape him up for his retirement press conference.

“That’s who he is.”

The trainer’s entire note is powerful and emotional, sharing an off-the-field look at the hero that is Jason Kelce.

Relationships like these are what make life meaningful. Jason Kelce’s football legacy is one of skill and one of kindness. What an inspiration!

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