Jameis Details Pediatric Cancer Experience

November 19th, 2015

Jameis Winston 2On Sunday morning, Joe shared the wonderful story circulating through social media of America’s Quarterback, Jameis Winston, fulfilling the request of a young child in a grave condition.

Yesterday, Joe asked Jameis how his good deed came to be.

Joe will leave you Jameis’ touching response, as transcribed by the Buccaneers.

“I was sitting at my house watching TV and people just starting texting me saying, ‘Jameis check your Twitter.’ I’m not on my Twitter during the season, but, ‘check this, check that,’ so I checked it and it was a little kid who has cancer,” Jameis said. “His mom was trying to get in contact with me. Some lady had reached out to me and she had sent me the information that I needed. I contacted [the child’s mother] and she didn’t have an iPhone, so I couldn’t FaceTime him at that time, so we just sat on the phone in pure silence for at least five minutes.

“I was like, ‘Well, we have to find an iPhone so I can FaceTime him. We’re just sitting here, can I talk to him?’ She said, ‘No, you can’t talk to him, his dad has an iPhone, he’ll be right back.’ So I’m waiting.

“Next thing you know, I hear a knock at the door and Kwon Alexander is coming in my house, and I was like, ‘This is great. This is going to make this kid’s day.’ I got me, Kwon, and we had Rannell Hall as well. It was like he was about to meet basically the Bucs’ team. He’s about to feel like one of us. Eventually I was like, ‘Ask the nurse if she has an iPhone.’ The nurse ended up having an iPhone. We ended up FaceTiming on the nurse’s iPhone. I talked to him. He’s a huge Florida State fan. It’s just some motivation. A kid is lying on his deathbed and all he wants to do is just talk to me, just say hey. He didn’t say much, but I could just feel the room just light up and I know he was happy and that’s all that mattered to me, that he was happy and he got what he wanted.”

Be proud of your quarterback.

11 Responses to “Jameis Details Pediatric Cancer Experience”

  1. Patrick in VA Says:

    Still waiting to see some evidence of those character issues I kept hearing about…..

  2. James Walker Says:


  3. stulaake Says:

    some guys just get IT…JW is one of those guys! Good for him!

  4. Love and Warrick Dunn Says:

    The thing is, he was always like this. Did similar things in Tallahassee. But, the media narrative was that he was a monster.

    I wish those people who said he would end up in prison, had the nuts to post on this thread.

  5. Buc Neckid Says:

    Love this
    But Jameis’ past still haunts him
    With CNN running that movie soon
    I Hope that he stays strong and focused and keeps the past behind him.
    Keep doing these things and people will start to believe it has.

  6. Jax Buc Says:

    Buc Neckid,

    It’s a shame this film will be seen by anyone. http://www.nationalreview.com/article/427166/hunting-ground-smoking-gun-e-mail-exposes-filmmaker-bias-against-accused

    The leaked emails with them admittedly trying to ambush JW and not caring about truth are crazy.

  7. CreamsicleBananaHammock Says:

    I was following this on twitter from the first tweet. The mom’s tweet just happened to show up on my timeline immediately.

    I was hoping the Bucs brass would see it and set it up because I was certain Jameis wouldn’t. Then about an hour later a reporter tweeted out that he contacted someone (either the Bucs or the hospital) to set up the meeting and Jameis had already talked to the kid, and it sounds like he took the initiative to set the whole thing up.

    A lot of guys out there are too big for themselves. They would have had their PR team set it up or gone through other channels. A lot of them would have been more worried about the nurse having their phone number than whether or not they had an iphone and could facetime.

    Be proud Bucs fans. Jameis gets it

  8. Buccfan37 Says:

    That’s cool!

  9. Eric Says:

    Good thing only three people watch CNN.

  10. OneLove Says:

    Great article and GREAT story Joseph!

  11. daldevs Says:

    Here’s another article on the “documentary” that was written today. It’s about another one of the stories from the movie; the one involving the Harvard students. Oddly enough, the guy’s last name is also Winston. And his accuser also says he drugged her, except in this case there actually were drugs involved, but she’s the one who supplied it – coccaine. Go figure. It’s kinda long, but after reading it you’ll be baffled how this thing made it to CNN. And then probably angry that a large percentage of people who view it and don’t know any better will believe every word.