A Burbank teen who’s been dealing with type 1 diabetes since he was a toddler received a special surprise Saturday from Los Angeles Chargers linebacker Uchenna Nwosu.
The NFL player and nominee for the Walter Payton Man of the Year award showed up at 14-year-old Charlie Wehrenberg’s basketball practice at Providence High School and gifted him with Super Bowl tickets.
Nwosu’s has said he has family members dealing with diabetes and has been an outspoken advocate for the cause.
KTLA’s Phil Ige reports for the KTLA 5 News on Jan. 11, 2020.
Correction: A previous version of this story had an incorrect spelling for the teenager’s name. This story has been updated.