Kalen Ricketson player tunnel - Sporting KC training at Pinnacle

Sunday was a special day for 18-year-old Kalen Ricketson, a Stillwater, Oklahoma, native who has battled osteosarcoma for the last three years.


In conjunction with Sunday's Childhood Cancer Awareness Match, The Victory Project granted Ricketson his wish of becoming a Sporting KC player for a day.


Sam McDowell of The Kansas City Star penned a feature story after Ricketson enjoyed an "experience of a lifetime," which saw him join Sporting KC players for a busy matchday at Children's Mercy Park. Read the full feature below.

Ricketson has battled bone cancer since being diagnosed in December 2015, when he underwent his first of 13 surgeries over the last three years. Click here to learn more about his remarkable story.