Philadelphia Eagles: Does anyone remember Jerome Harrison?
Former Philadelphia Eagles running back Jerome Harrison was a warrior on the football field. He’s been a warrior in his personal life as well.
Some of us will never know the feeling of accomplishment one gets from suiting up for an NFL franchise. It must be difficult to have that taken away from you before you’re ready to hang up the cleats. For former Philadelphia Eagles running back Jerome Harrison all of this is a story he knows too well.
Philly attempted to gain this young man’s services by swapping running backs with the Detroit Lions back in 2011. The deal sent Ronnie Brown to ‘The Motor City’ in exchange for Harrison and a seventh-round draft choice. It would have been his second stint in Philly as he spent eight games with the team during the 2010 season.
Unfortunately, Philly doctors would locate a tumor on his brain, and just like that, Harrison’s deal with the Eagles was voided and his playing career was over.
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The will it takes to win on the football field pales in comparison to the will it takes to fight for one’s health. Harrison’s story doesn’t end where his playing days did. Doctors diagnosed him as a quadriplegic and told him he’d never walk again, but here we are in 2018, and this success story, both on the field and off, has a message for all of us.
Those doctors were wrong. Take a look:
What’s even more inspiring than that is the message he shared via social media account. Take a look:
It’s hard to fight back the tears after seeing that. On behalf of the entire Inside The Iggles staff, our thoughts and prayers are with Jerome Harrison and his family. That’s not because he’s a former member of the Philadelphia Eagles. That’s because he’s a great person with the will to inspire others who are in similar situations.
This is a man that deserves the title that we so easily give to others that may not have proven they deserve it, the title of hero. Well done Mr. Harrison.