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Texans Star J.J. Watt Surprises 12-Year-Old Leukemia Patient as Only He Can

May 20, 2013 | Telepresence Options

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Story and Images by Gabe Zaldivar/ Bleacher Report

Cristian Beasley�is a 12-year-old with leukemia who spends most of his time fighting the disease from home, away from other school children. This week, he had a�surprise�visit from his hero: Houston Texans star J.J. Watt.�

KHOU�reports on just the latest story of Watt going above and beyond for one of his fans.�

On most school days, Beasley uses a special machine that allows him to interact with students and teachers from the comfort of his own room.

The report states he is "one of 34 students across the country using the�VGotelepresence�system. From a home computer they can control a small robot, drive from class to class, and take part in classroom lectures and discussions."

The mechanical marvel is something of an extension of Cristian, one that he nicknamed after his favorite�NFL�player.

Yes, the robot is named "Watt."

Well, the NFL star who shares the same name happened upon this remarkable story and decided to make the kid's day. Remember, this is the same player who once�proposed to a six-year-old�who was distraught because she couldn't marry her sports hero.�

Not one to pass up an opportunity to lift spirits, Watt went to�Splendora, Texas, and surprised the young man at his house.�The video from�KHOU�is priceless.

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