FRAMINGHAM – Devin Suau, 6, will sign a contract with the New England Revolution, professional soccer team, tomorrow, Sept. 22.
After the Framingham boy signs his contract, he will hold a press conference at Gillette Stadium and then meet with the Revolution players and coaches in the locker room.
Suau is battling DIPG, a rare and aggressive form of cancer, that has no cure, at this time. He was diagnosed in January after falling off his snowboard. Doctors discovered an inoperable tumor on his brain stem and gave him a life expectancy between eight months and two years.
His family started the hashtag #WHYNOTDEVIN to bring awareness to the disease and the hope that Devin will be the first to defeat it.
The #WhyNotDevin campaign has already raised more than its $250,000 fundraising goal.
On Sunday, the community of Framingham held the inaugural Devin’s Dash and raised $50,000 for the Framingham family.
In addition to the contract signing, Suau will attend and be recognized at the Revs match on Saturday, September 23 vs. Toronto FC at Gillette Stadium. Tickets are still available for the game, if you wish to attend.
On Saturday, Suau will take the field for warmups with his team and after the game he will get the NEGU Crew experience on the field with Revolution midfielder Kelyn Rowe and the rest of the team. This is a lap around the field as fans cheer on the players.
Suau’s signing is part of the Revolution’s Childhood Cancer Awareness Month activities during September.
Photo of Devin and his dad from Sunday’s Devin’s Dash.