• #GetEddieOnESPN: Boy's dream to appear on ESPN comes true after losing cancer battle


    PITTSBURGH - A boy who was originally from Pittsburgh and later moved to Cape Coral, Fla., recently lost his battle against spinal cancer – but his death has not stopped his family from pursuing his dream.

    Eddie Buggs, 13, didn’t want to go Disney World, he didn’t ask for an iPad -- all this brave young man asked for was to be on ESPN.

    Eddie died before that dream was realized, but his family never stopped pushing for that dream to come true. Their efforts weren't in vein, and over the weekend the talented Eddie Buggs made his ESPN debut. 


    "Now what we are trying to do is just get him recognized on ESPN because that was one of his big dreams, just to be a football player and be on ESPN," said Eddie’s aunt, Samantha Sites. “Things in this world are just not fair.  Bad things seem to happen to good people, and he was one of those good people."

    Frankie Dodd said his cousin was a standout in the classroom and on the football field.

    “We called him 'Lightning Buggs' because when he had the ball, he was gone,” said Dodd.

    A Facebook page has also been set up in honor, and in this YouTube memorial video, check out Eddie’s incredible talents.



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