During his first season with the Browns, quarterback Baker Mayfield gave a starved fan base hope. Now, he's offering a different kind of hope to one of his biggest supporters.
Josh Herron, a 2016 graduate of Brunswick High School, has had to battle cancer three times in the last five years. Each time, he has beaten the cancer back into remission, but now he is undergoing treatment once again at UH Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital.
On Thursday, however, Josh got a little bit of a pick-me-up, when Mayfield himself recorded a video message telling him to hang in there. The two previously met during Week Five last year when Josh served as the coin toss captain prior to the Browns' 12-9 overtime win over the Baltimore Ravens.
"I know you’re surrounded by family and friends and loved ones, and that’s really important," Mayfield said. "I want to be here to support you. Keep fighting. We have an exciting season coming up, so never give up because we’ve got to get you to another game."
Josh's brother Noah shared the video on Twitter, thanking Mayfield for his kind words during "one of [Josh's] toughest battles!"
Good luck Josh! We're all rooting for you.