When the Atlanta Falcons take to the field at NRG Stadium in Houston on Sunday for Super Bowl LI, there will be an 8-year-old from Walnut Grove glued to the screen from his room at Ronald McDonald House in Atlanta – and he will be especially interested in any plays that involve wide receiver Julio Jones.
Hunter Ash is currently recovering at Ronald McDonald House after a bone marrow transplant that he had in November last year. According to his family, Hunter has always been a huge Falcon fan, so when Jones put out a call for a video showing a fan’s best moves, Hunter’s aunt, Carissa Gamble, had just the video to submit – one of her nephew dancing with Falcons’ mascot Freddie when he paid a visit to Ronald McDonald House.
“So, Julio Jones was giving away a signed football to the person with the best dance moves and I submitted Hunter with Freddie and he won,” Gamble announced. Jones had put out the call on his Facbook page on Jan. 27, saying, “Y’all think u got moves like Arthur? Comment below with video of your best victory dances.. Picking a winner to send a signed football.”
Gamble immediately put up the video of Hunter, with the following comment. “This is my 8-year-old nephew Hunter who just recently had a bone marrow transplant celebrating with Freddie today at the Ronald McDonald house for the Falcons going to the Super Bowl. Hunter is a huge Flacons and Julio Jones fan.”
After announcing the winner, Jones went on to upload the video again with the following post.
“My man Hunter has got some Arthur victory dance swag! Thank you Carissa for sharing this video. I wish Hunter the absolute best of luck in his recovery! Hopefully y’all can send me back a picture once Hunter receives his care package 😀 #riseup #fanlove.”
No doubt, they will be happy to do just that – and they, along with most of Georgia, hope that Sunday is the day the Falcons bring the Super Bowl victory back to Atlanta. Hunter had a pretty rough time in 2016 – 2017 is already looking like it will be a much better year.