An image from Sept. 26, 2022 of John Metchie III giving a stadium tour to his friends he made at the hospital while recovering. Photo courtesy of Houston Texans
Metchie surprised his hospital staff and fellow patients with a special evening at NRG.
In July, Texans rookie WR John Metchie III was diagnosed with acute promyelocytic leukemia. He would need to undergo treatment and miss the 2022 season. Despite his bad news, he hasn’t let it get him down.
Recently, Metchie has been able to come around the team and facility more often and even work out at the facility.
This past Monday, Metchie held a surprise event for all the nurses who have helped care for him and his fellow patients at the hospital with whom he has developed bonds over the last several weeks. Metchie welcomed them to NRG Stadium to thank them, took them on a stadium tour, presented them with gifts, and served them dinner.
This event is part of the Texans’ commitment to the NFL Crucial Catch initiative, designed to fight cancer through early detection and the reduction of risks. Each team holds a Crucial Catch game each year to help promote awareness and honor cancer survivors and those currently battling the disease.
This Sunday, the Texans host their Pink Ribbon Day game against the Los Angeles Chargers as their Crucial Catch game.
Check out the video of the event courtesy of the Houston Texans!