High school soccer player Casey Taub was diagnosed with a brain tumor, but his love of the game never left him. In between chemotherapy treatments, the 16-year-old was often seen cheering on his teammates from the sidelines at Horace’s Greeley High School in Chappaqua, New York. Tragically, Casey never got out and eventually died. His school and teammates are heartbroken and decide to pay tribute to Casey at a football game. Casey was wearing the number 22 jersey, so he was scheduled for 22 minutes of applause. Then something unbelievable happened.
Watch the video to see how Casey’s goal turns tears into cheers.
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