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Two Chiefs players send sweet video message to 9-year-old cancer patient from England

British boy marvels at Kansas City’s kindness as he battles bone cancer

Alexander Goodwin, 9, and his father, Jeffrey Goodwin, came to Kansas City from England searching for a cure for Alex's rare bone cancer. Alex talks about the surgery he hopes to receive, his happiness at his family's welcome here and the power of
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Alexander Goodwin, 9, and his father, Jeffrey Goodwin, came to Kansas City from England searching for a cure for Alex's rare bone cancer. Alex talks about the surgery he hopes to receive, his happiness at his family's welcome here and the power of

Perhaps you’ve read or heard or seen the story about 9-year-old Alexander Goodwin, one of the bravest kids in the world.

Goodwin lives in the village of Dunton Bassett in England, which is northwest of London. He’s not at his home now, because he’s in Kansas City getting treatment for a rare bone cancer called Ewing’s sarcoma. He’s already visited with doctors at Children’s Mercy Hospital and the University of Kansas Hospital.

Can you imagine going to another country for medical treatment? Can you imagine doing that as a 9-year-old?

Not me.

It is a really amazing story.

On Wednesday, Chiefs defensive linemen Rakeem Nuñez-Roches and Chris Jones sent an encouraging video message to Goodwin:

Nuñez-Roches also retweeted that message and added another bit of encouragement for Alexander:

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