Cancer survivor given a shot at the Miami Dolphins mini camp

rayArthur Ray Jr. was once a top offensive lineman prospect in the United States. He committed to Michigan State before being diagnosed with cancer.  After a battle with the disease and overcoming all odds, Ray Jr. was given a shot today from the Miami Dolphins to attend their mini camp. 

Arthur Ray Jr.    @ARayofHope73
Want to Thank God and the @MiamiDolphins organization for this opportunity, first step to fulfilling the dream #NFL #RookieMinicamp

“First and foremost, I want to thank the Miami Dolphins organization for believing in me, and allowing me this opportunity,” Ray said. “Words can’t express how this feels to have this shot. I want to thank my agent Paul [Sheehy] and everyone who has supported and been in my corner.

“Since Day 1 I prayed for an opportunity like this and God blessed it to me. I’m just ecstatic for me and my family. I’m ready to work, prove my abilities on the football field and show everyone anything is possible.”

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