Former Wisconsin WR Quintez Cephus makes special trip to Georgia to visit 10-year-old battling cancer
Quintez Cephus was able to make a dream become a reality for 10-year-old Aiden Rozier.
Rozier, who is battling terminal cancer, wanted the opportunity to meet an NFL player. Upon hearing that request, former Wisconsin and current Detroit Lions wide receiver Quintez Cephus made the journey down to Warner Robins, Georgia to pay a visit to Rozier.
Cephus didn’t arrive empty-handed, either. Cephus brought snacks, a pizza and some hot wings for Rozier and his family to enjoy during Super Bowl Sunday. WMAZ reported on the receiver’s special trip to Warner Robins.
“We’re grateful,” said Rozier’s mother, Linda. “It’s really kind and sweet for people to do those kinds of things for us. We’ve met a lot of sweet amazing kind people, generous people who have helped us all the way. To just see his smile kind of makes it all worth it and kind of generous of them to offer.”
Meeting an NFL player was just one request that has been fulfilled or Rozier. He also had the opportunity to take a trip to Colorado to see snow recently.
“How Aiden smiles and how he puts smiles on other people’s face despite all the adversity he’s going through…that’s something I carry myself through all the adversity I’ve been through. God placed me in this position and it’s only right that I pay it forward,” said Cephus. ‘With someone like Aiden — to make him smile, it made my day.”
Cephus was a 5th-round selection in the 2020 NFL Draft. He totaled 20 receptions for 349 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first season with the Lions.
The contributions Cephus made on the field are no comparison for the impact he had on Rozier this past weekend.