Sparrow cancer patient gets autographed MSU-UM game ball


Cancer patient Wyatt Lefever, a patient at University of Michigan Health at Sparrow Children’s Center, eyes the Mel Tucker-autographed game ball.

LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) — A young Sparrow patient who loves the Michigan State Spartans was surprised today with a Mel Tucker autographed ball from Saturday’s big football game.

Wyatt Lefever is battling cancer at the University of Michigan Health at Sparrow’s Children’s Center.

He’s a DeWitt native and he was given the ball by Sparrow Hospital Chief Nursing Officer Amy Brown, RN, and Medical Chief of Staff Robin DeMuth, M.D.

Wyatt and his parents, Lorene and Monty, were all smiles upon receiving the game ball.

According to Sparrow, Wyatt “couldn’t stop eyeing the autograph from MSU coach Mel Tucker.”

Sparrow leaders were given the ball by MSU Athletic Director Alan Haller before the game.

Knowing Wyatt’s love of the Spartans, Sparrow pediatric leaders decided to surprise him with the pigskin.

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