by Rachel Terlep | Nov. 24, 2012 | The Elkhart Truth
MIDDLEBURY — The stocking cap on a small frame stood out among the dozens of fully-padded Notre Dame football players.
Wedged between 6-foot-4 Daniel Smith and 6-3 John Goodman, 14-year-old Sam Grewe swayed back and forth during the alma mater following Notre Dame’s Senior Day win over Wake Forest. Sam didn’t know the words, but he watched and listened with an ear-to-ear grin.
It had been a rough week for Sam. The chemo left him sick to his stomach, and he hadn’t eaten in five days. He threw up Saturday morning, right as the Grewes got to their pre-game tailgate.
But he wasn’t going to miss this moment for the world.