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2019 Man of the Year: 5-Year-Old Cancer Patient Who Tackled A Lingerie Football Player

Liam

When Liam, a 5-year-old battling leukemia, was tasked with identifying his "wish," he could have gone the traditional route—swimming with dolphins, a trip to Disney World, a puppy.

All great choices, but not for Liam. With the help of a charity and the Legends Football League, the boy fulfilled a lifelong dream: to tackle a woman clad in lingerie.

And tackle he did.

Bolstered by the cheering crowd and Mötley Crüe's "Girls Girls Girls," Liam displayed an impressive feat of athleticism. Sporting his trusty Batman cape, he chased the Chicago Bliss's well-built tight end more than 20 yards before delivering a punishing blow. He even came away with the ball.

"It doesn't get better than this," said the Bliss's play-by-play announcer.

After celebrating the NFL-caliber hit with an emphatic high five, Liam left the field a hero, his wish complete.