Duck football player gives game tickets to boy with leukemia

Duck football player gives game tickets to boy with leukemia »Play Video
Landen Stiner

EUGENE, Ore. - Six-year-old Landen Stiner is one devout Duck.

"He was just born a Duck fan," said his mom, Mikco Stiner.

One look around his family's home and it's easy to see it's all about the green and yellow and Duck football.

"We had season tickets last year," she said, "and we had to give them up this year because we weren't able to go to all the games with him because we don't know how he's gonna be feeling."

The Ducks took a backseat for Landen's family after he was diagnosed with leukemia.

"He was diagnosed in April, shortly after his grandpa passed away from cancer," she said. "We took him into urgent care and he was diagnosed and they sent us that day to Doernbecher's."

Landen spent the next few months at the hospital in Portland. "It was devastating. it seems like it's something that happens to other people or in the movies, like it's not real."

Now he travels every week to Portland from his home in Eugene to receive chemotherapy.

But Landen has never lost sight of his Ducks during his illness.
His story touched a lot of people in the community, including Oregon wide receiver Josh Huff.

"The word just got out about Landen," said his mom.

Huff has never met Landen, but on Wednesday he gave him a huge gift.

"We got a message saying Josh Huff wants to donate his tickets to Landen and his daddy so they can go to his first Duck game together," she said.

It's something Landen and his family will never forget.

"I would just tell him thank you and what a huge blessing it is and how much it means to our family," Stiner said.

Landen is still still receiving chemotherapy treatments every week in Portland, but his mom said he will be able to go back to school in January.