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Jesse Pallas Scores in His Fight Against Cancer

Long Island Native Scores Touchdown in Green & White Practice, Will Attend Home Opener


The most memorable touchdown from Saturday's Green & White practice came from 10-year-old Long Island native, Jesse Pallas.

Donning a Matt Forte jersey, Pallas took a Josh McCown handoff 50 yards to the house on the first play of team drills as he deftly followed his blockade down the sideline. He even busted out his dance moves in celebration with his teammates.

Pallas was diagnosed with ALL Leukemia (Acute Lyphoblastic Leukemia) in 2011 and the Jets became aware of his situation and wish to score a touchdown through the Marty Lyons foundation. In 2014, he suffered a relapse in his Central Nervous System, but went into remission in spring 2016. However, Pallas still continues to suffer from serious medical conditions such as bone loss and brain swelling.

Pallas also received four tickets to the Jets home opener against the Dolphins in Week 3, presented from two Flight Crew cheerleaders.


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