EA Sports Immortalizes Teenage Cancer Survivor in ‘FIFA 17’
Sports| | By Brian Delpozo
He wrote in part, “He (Theibert) has helped me so much throughout my journey with cancer. He really helped me whilst I was in some of my worst times at the hospital. He has done so much for my family and I we (sic) honestly cannot thank you enough.” In addition to Theibert, Vancouver-based EA Sports also heard about Doust’s story. The company decided to honor the courageous teen by making him a playable character in the upcoming 2017 version of their long-running FIFA game. The company added a virtual version of Doust in FIFA 17 with his own special “FIFA Ultimate Team” player card and staff card — both available for general use within the game. They also bestowed the boy’s character with a 95 rating, putting him up there with some of the best players in the world.
I love this man with all my heart. He has helped me so much throughout my journey with cancer. He really helped me whilst I was in some of my worst times at the hospital. He has done so much for my family and I we honestly cannot thank you enough. This photo was taken after I had beat cancer he was there to hear my results he was always there for me. I love you man!
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