DOVER, Del. – A collegiate athletic dream is coming true for 5-year-old Maryland native, Fionn Crimmins.
The University of Maryland men’s lacrosse team has the pleasure of having Fionn as a honorary member throughout the season. In a collaborative initiative with Team IMPACT, the Terrapins hope to bring as much joy as possible to Fionn’s life.
“We are thrilled to welcome Fionn as the newest addition to the Maryland men’s lacrosse program,” Head Coach John Tillman said. “His courageous fight with cancer is incredibly inspiring and we hope that we can bring as much joy and happiness to him as he has already brought to us.”
Fionn’s first call to duty was to attend the Terrapin’s scrimmage against Bucknell. He was decked out in a Terps lacrosse jersey.
On top of being recognized on the sidelines with his parents, Fionn lead the handshake line after the game.
He was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia, a blood cancer, in 2014. Fionn currently receives a lower dosage of chemotherapy and his is been growing back. Team IMPACT matches children with collegiate athletic teams to help improve their quality of life.
Lookout for the 5-year-old Terrapin on the sidelines throughout the season.
— Maryland Lacrosse (@TerpsMLax) October 12, 2015
— Kristen Brown (@Kristen_Brown5) October 10, 2015