Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson needs no introduction when it comes to the pro wrestling world as he is still regarded as one of the all-time greats. He is also a dominant force in Hollywood and brings huge star power to any film he acts in. The Rock has millions of admirers hanging on his every word.
The Rock is a businessman as well, and a pretty successful one at that. He also enjoys staying in the greatest physical form he can. A relationship between a father and a daughter is unlike any other on the planet. Even the toughest men in the world can be reduced to puddles when it comes to caring for their small child. Even the most well-known persons are susceptible to this unique bond.
The Rock recently shared a heartwarming post on his Instagram. He introduced people all around the world to a very special little boy. The kid’s name is Jett who was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG) which is a highly aggressive and inoperable brain tumor. The Rock continued to share the story of how his family was left devastated but the kid fought like a warrior. Jett thinks of The Rock as a superhero but The Rock believes otherwise.
A VERY special little boy I want you guys around the world to meet.
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His name is Jett. He’s 5 years old.
In 2021, this family’s hearts were shattered when Jett was diagnosed with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma (DIPG). Highly aggressive and inoperable brain tumor that occurs almost exclusively in young children.
The prognosis of of DIPG is poor.
Survival rate of 8-11 months.
DIPG takes away the ability to walk, talk, smile, and eventually breathe – all while leaving the mind completely in tact.
THIS LITTLE BOY IS SO STRONG.
30 rounds of radiation without sedation.
Just calm and brave.
He’s lost the ability to speak but completely understands and he uses thumbs up 👍🏾 or thumbs down 👎🏾 to respond to things.
This little boy looks up to me as a superhero.
He believes I’m brave, strong, funny and kind.
Maybe I’m a few of those things, but in this moment talking to him, I just don’t know.
But what I do know is that this little boy is way stronger, braver and kinder than I’ll ever be.
I speak to a lot of kids (and adults) every week who are fighting for their lives, and usually I have my shit together – usually I’m strong in the moment.
Strong for the kids and the parents.
I keep it together.
But this time when I was telling Jett’s mommy and daddy, Larisa and Manny how special their son is…
I just had to pause.
Too emotional to speak.
All I could muster was “I’m sorry”
This FaceTime call took place three weeks ago and as soon as I ended this call, I was jumping on a plane to fly home just in time to tuck my little girl, Jazzy into bed.
It was her birthday.
She was the same age as Jett.
I guess that’s why it all hit me.
I don’t why things like this happen the way they do. I just don’t know.
But, it was such a PRIVILEGE for me to talk to Jett and his family.
I’m in awe of his bravery and the strength of his parents, Larisa & Manny.
Thanks everyone out there for reading this and saying a little prayer and sending positive vibes Jett’s way.
This little boy is SO STRONG that has a SUPER POWER by simply giving a thumbs up 👍🏾
Stay strong, Jett.
Your “thumbs up buddy” 👍🏾
The Rock shared how Jett is way stronger, braver and kinder than he ever will be. The little boy is so strong that he has got the superpower to show thumbs up to show things are doing all fine. He ultimately sent positive vibes and lots of prayers to Jett and his family to keep fighting like the superhero they are.
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