Jarrius Robertson thanks Roger Goodell for donation

New Orleans Saints superfan Jarrius "J.J." Robertson accepts the Jimmy V perseverance award at the ESPYS at the Microsoft Theater on Wednesday, July 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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At Wednesday’s ESPY Awards in Los Angeles, 15-year-old Jarrius Robertson received the Jimmy V Award for Perseverance, as a result of his positive attitude in the face of major health issues and the work he’s done to advance the cause of organ donation.

Robertson’s wait of 13-plus years for a second liver transplant came to an end in April, with the diehard New Orleans Saints fan serving as an inspiration to many. Wednesday afternoon, Robertson took to Twitter to thank NFL commissioner Roger Goodell not only for his $25,000 donation, but also for the league’s more lenient stance on touchdown celebrations.

Robertson, who suffers from a chronic liver disease called biliary atresia, also said in the clip that his Saints will be doing a lot of dancing this season, showing off some of his dance moves to boot.

A GoFundMe page has been set up, with donations being used to help with Jarrius’ medical expenses and educate people about his rare condition.

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