Eagles Wide Receiver DeSean Jackson Dedicates Tomorrow's Eagles Game to 15-Year Old Cancer Patient

By Bryn Swartz

What does DeSean Jackson have in common with Babe Ruth, the greatest baseball player in history?

Both Jackson and Ruth have a special place in their hearts for cancer patients.

Ruth dedicated Game 4 of the 1926 World Series to a cancer patient, and then hit three home runs in the Yankees’ victory.

DeSean Jackson announced that he is dedicating tomorrow’s Eagles-Packers game to a 15-year old cancer patient.

The patient is Ashley Reich off Egg Harbor Township, New Jersey. Ashley has cancer which has spread to her lungs. Doctors have told the 15-year old that she has only a few months left to live.

Jackson recently posted on his Twitter account: “”This Sundays Game dedicated to **ASHLEY REICH** and everyone battlin cancer… R.I.P POPS.. HAVE ALOT OF >>>> #HEART Let’s Go!!”

Jackson’s support has allowed Ashley and her father to attend Sunday’s Eagles-Packers game as special guests, where they will watch the game with Eagles President Joe Banner.

Jackson lost his father to pancreatic cancer in 2009. He started The DeSean Jackson Foundation for Pancreatic Cancer. He also created Foundation10.com, a website that attempts to “speed up the cure.”

Jackson’s Eagles play the Packers tomorrow at 4:30.

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