Browns quarterback Baker Mayfield is rooting for former Brunswick basketball and baseball player Josh Herron.
On Thursday, Mayfield sent a video of encouragement to Herron, a 2016 graduate whom Mayfield met before an overtime victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Oct. 7. Herron was the coin toss captain, and Mayfield recorded his first NFL victory.
Herron is at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies and Children’s Hospital undergoing treatment for leukemia, his fourth battle with cancer.
His brother, Noah, shared the Mayfield video on Twitter.
“Hey, Josh, Baker Mayfield here,’’ Mayfield said. “I know you’re surrounded by family and friends and loved ones, and that’s really important. I remember when you were our coin toss captain for the Ravens game, that exciting overtime win. Just want to let you know I appreciate your support.
“But now, you know, I want to be here to support you. Keep fighting. We have an exciting season coming up, so never give up because we’ve got to get you to another game, man. Never give up, brother. Let go and let God.”
Shoutout to @bakermayfield for taking the time out of his day to give my brother @JoshHerron15 some motivation through one of his toughest battles! Can’t wait for him to wake up and get back to another game! pic.twitter.com/6Y5X1S8fdP
— noah herron (@noaherron) March 21, 2019
Herron was first diagnosed with cancer in high school and beat it in time to play two sports as a senior.
Noah Herron, a senior at Brunswick, thanked Mayfield on Twitter.
“Shoutout to @BakerMayfield for taking the time out of his day to give my brother @JoshHerron15 some motivation through one of his toughest battles! Can’t wait for him to wake up and get back to another game!”
A prayer service for Josh Herron will be held at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. John Neumann Church in Strongsville.