Monday 19 August 2019

'You're an awesome and strong young man': The Rock sends touching message to brother of Mayo AFL stars suffering from cancer

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Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson has sent a heartwarming Christmas message to the brother of Mayo AFL duo Pearce and Cian Hanley, who is suffering from cancer.

The brothers have been given extended leave by their club, the Brisbane Lions, to return to Mayo over Christmas and spend time with their younger brother Tommy, who is battling the disease.

The Rock posted a video on Instagram where he urged the 15-year-old to keep fighting and wrote a touching message along with it.

"This one's for my buddy Tommy Hanley," The Rock said.

"Just found out he's a huge fan, 15yrs old, living in Ireland and battling stage 4 cancer. I've never met you, but I already know so much about you and can tell you're an awesome, honorable and strong young man. Make sure you eat up dude and get your rest. Those two things are gonna help you stay strong during this fight.

"Stay being the coolest kid and always keep in mind how much you inspire all your family and friends - including me. We're all pulling for you Tommy! Stay strong and Merry Christmas to you and your family ~ Uncle Rock aka Dwanta Claus."

Watch the full video here:

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