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College Football Team Concocts Special Play So Fans With Muscular Dystrophy Can Join In

Matt DeRiggi, 11, and Danny Garofalo, 16, are big-time Rutgers University football fans. In April, the two young men with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) got to do more than watch from the sidelines. 

The video below of a spring practice shows Matt and Danny executing a play on the field with RU’s team. A celebration breaks out afterward.

“[Danny] loved it,” his father, Dan, told “That’s what makes it all worth it. As small as something like that seems, it really is a big difference.”