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Dallas Cowboys Players Brighten Day Of Young Leukemia Patient

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DALLAS (CBS 11 SPORTS) - Jude Cobler is very happy to play ball with his father, just like every young boy. Where his story becomes drastically different is having to play ball inside the house.

Jude, who won his first bout with leukemia five years ago, is now trying to fight off the disease again. His leukemia returned two months ago, and while he goes through inpatient chemotherapy sessions, he and his family wait patiently for a matching bone marrow donor.

Jude's brother, Joshua, was the donor when he was diagnosed initially, but doctors have ruled out family members as possible donors this time.

Jude Cobler
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One major thing keeping Jude's spirits up is the love of his favorite team…the Dallas Cowboys. Tony Romo, who visited with Jude during his initial battle with leukemia, was more than happy to wish him well again.

Romo and Jason Witten took timeout from the Cowboys' Wives In Fashion Show to wish Jude a speedy recovery on FaceTime. Romo told Jude every five years they need to revisit the conversation, and Witten promised the family tickets to the Super Bowl, assuring him the Cowboys will be playing in the big game.

Jude was speechless seeing his football heroes acknowledge him, his family, and his ongoing battle. He says he will carry their motivation with him as he hopes to emerge victorious once again in his battle with leukemia.

Jude's parents are thankful for the outpouring of support and just yearn for their boy to be healthy again.

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