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2017 Dream Team

Summer BridgesSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Summer Bridges

Representing: Raiford, Florida

Favorite Team: Florida Gators

Why Summer is This Weeks MVP:

  • In 2016 she temporarily lost her vision due to high spinal fluid pressure.
  • She underwent chemo but currently her cancer is stable with no signs of growth.
Braiden CrowleySigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Braiden Crowley

Representing: Jacksonville (Northside)

Favorite Team: Florida Gators

Why Braiden is This Weeks MVP:

  • Following 12 hours of testing, a cancerous mass was found on his chest. Then tumors were discovered all over his body.
  • Endured 6 rounds of chemo before being told he’s in remission.
Darian DinkinsSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Darian Dinkins

Representing: Folkston, Georgia

Favorite Team: Florida State Seminoles

Why Darian is This Weeks MVP:

  • Since the age of 4 she has battled multiple brain tumors and just recently completed treatment.
  • She is an experienced pageant queen and loves country music.
Aaron EuniceSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Aaron Eunice

Representing: Adel, Georgia

Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs

Why Aaron is This Weeks MVP:

  • Aaron has the same brain tumor as his brother. Its very rare for siblings to have the same tumor.
  • He had surgery last Christmas Eve to partially remove tumor & endured 6 weeks of radiation to complete treatment.
Andrew EuniceSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Andrew Eunice

Representing: Adel, Georgia

Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs

Why Andrew is This Weeks MVP:

  • Diagnosed with rare brain tumor disease just 3 weeks after his brother received the same diagnosis.
  • Had surgery in January to remove tumor where they pulled the tumor through his nasal cavity to avoid open brain surgery.
Preston FowlerSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Preston Fowler

Representing: Jacksonville (Westside)

Favorite Team: Florida Gators

Why Preston is This Weeks MVP:

  • 1st Heart Surgery at 1 day old
  • 52 surgeries since then
Gregory HowardSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Gregory Howard

Representing: Jacksonville (Northside)

Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs

Why Gregory is This Weeks MVP:

  • Gregory’s battle with pain can land him in the hospital for up to a week per episode
  • Gregory’s all time favorite sport is football
Carson JacobsSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Carson Jacobs

Representing: St. Augustine, Florida

Favorite Team: Miami Hurricanes

Why Carson is This Weeks MVP:

  • He was hit by a car while walking and experienced a traumatic brain injury.
  • His love for football continues to help him through hi recovery.
Jacob LopezSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Jacob Lopez

Representing: Orange Park, Florida

Favorite Team: Georgia Bulldogs

Why Jacob is This Weeks MVP:

  • Involved in a car accident April 2015 – suffered a collapsed lung, cranial fracture, severed spinal cord, brain injury, and more.
  • Jacob remained unconscious and sedated for several weeks and had 2 metal rods placed in his back.
Gage SpurlockSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Gage Spurlock

Representing: Glen St. Mary, Florida

Favorite Team: Florida State Seminoles

Why Gage is This Weeks MVP:

  • Diagnosed with brittle bones disease at twenty two weeks in utero and was not expected to survive birth.
  • Has had at least 20 surgical procedures since the age of one.
Miles WattsSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Miles Watts

Representing: Jacksonville (Northside)

Favorite Team: Florida Gators

Why Miles is This Weeks MVP:

  • Was diagnosed with a rare form of Wims tumor which resulted in tumors on both kidneys
  • Endured 3 rounds of chemo to shrink tumors before operating
Devon ZonaSigned to Dream Team: August 29, 2017

Devon Zona

Representing: Jacksonville (Arlington)

Favorite Team: Navy Midshipmen

Why Devon is This Weeks MVP:

  • Rushed for emergency brain surgery in February 2016
  • Recently had a 5 hour MRI that showed no evidence of disease