'We believe in you. We know what you can do.'
“We believe in you. We know what you can do.”
Those were the words cancer patient Reginald Reaves told Buccaneers rookie kicker Roberto Aguayo in his room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa on Tuesday morning.
Aguayo, who has had a rocky start after being selected by the Bucs in the second round, expected that his Moffitt visit would be a chance to inspire patients there. But Reaves had little interest in talking about the Stage I colon cancer he’s fighting.
A passionate Florida State Seminoles fan (where Aguayo played college ball), Reaves wanted to make sure that Aguayo didn’t let his recent struggles on the field, including a missed extra point and field goal in Sunday’s loss to the Rams, get him down.
“Those words touched me,” Aguayo said, reflecting on his interaction with Reaves during the Bucs Rookie Club outing. “I think that impact will stick with me for a while.”