10 year old gives back ring to William Perry

| April 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

It all started with a 10 year old boy named Cliff Forrest Jr., who idolized former Chicago Bear, William “The Refrigerator” Perry. 10 year old Cliff Forrest Jr., who is an avid sports collector asked his mother if he could buy Perry’s Super bowl ring that was being auctioned off $8,500 and his mother said yes. Cliff then does something amazing, as if a 10 year old spending $8,500 isn’t amazing enough it is what  the young boy does next the warmed everyone’s hearts. Cliff gives the ring back to William “The Refrigerator” Perry.

Why? Would be that question on a lot of people’s minds. Why after spending so much money on the ring would this young man simply return the ring. Well the answer is a simply one and a very sweet one because Cliff Forrest Jr., found out that his icon and champion “The Refrigerator” was sick with a very serious disease.

William “The Refrigerator” Perry suffers from a disease known as Guillain-Barre syndrome. Guillain-Barre syndrome is a very serious disease that occurs when the body’s Immune system mistakenly attack part of the nervous system causing severe muscle and nerve damage and weakness.

Once Cliff found out that Perry was suffering from this disease young Cliff went to his parents and expressed his desire to return the ring to his hero. Young Cliff thought it only right that his Champion Perry should have his ring returned to him since Perry is battling such life altering disease. The reason Perry had originally sold his ring was to help his family financial because of his disease. Once Cliff’s parent heard out their son’s reasoning for wanting to return the ring feeling both proud and amazed they took Cliff to Pennsylvania to autograph signing event featuring William “The Refrigerator” Perry and allowed their son to return the ring to his hero.

Perry is said to have felt very humbled, excited and most of all thankful by the gesture. Perry gave Cliff two autographed jerseys along with 5 personally autographed football cards. It is an amazing to see such kindness in this world especially from a 10 year old child. Cliff’s father Cliff Sr. had this to say about his son, “I was proud of Cliffy. It made my heart feel good and it’s an indication of what sort of man he will be when he grows up.”

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