'You remind me a lot of Jack. My Jack': Texans Bill O'Brien has heartwarming moment with fan

By Brittany Taylor - Digital News Editor, Randy McIlvoy - Sports Director

HOUSTON - Texans head coach Bill O'Brien had a heartwarming moment with one young fan he says reminds him of his son, Jack. 

It's the second day the Texans rode children's bikes to training camp, which was a tradition started by the Packers. 

O’Brien made that stroll on Tuesday and came up to 18-year-old Raymond, who is wheelchair-bound.

 

"Hi Raymond, I'm Bill. I have a special son named Jack," he said to the young fan. "You remind me a lot of Jack. My Jack."

O'Brien and Raymond rode into the field for training camp on a bike made for the two, and it was an experience O’Brien will not forget.

O'Brien said his son, Jack, battles a rare neurological disorder called lissencephaly, according to the Houston Chronicle. The condition has caused Jack to suffer from seizures, eyesight problems and cognitive issues, which requires a lot of care from O'Brien and his wife, Colleen. 

So when he met Raymond, he felt a special bond between the two.

“He reminded me of my own son," O'Brien said. "I was worried that I was going to tip it over but I wanted to do it. I was like, 'Man, I don’t know if this thing is going to (tip over).' My balance wasn’t great but it worked out all right. It was fun to do that. That was a cool moment for me.”

 

 

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