Trey Erwin, a 15-year-old Tennessee football player, died of pancreatic cancer Thursday.
Erwin's story touched an entire region that learned about him after he found out he had six months to live. His diagnosis sparked a "Pray for Trey" social media movement, T-shirts, armbands and a song. New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow was among those Erwin touched.
Erwin wrote about a conversation with Tebow back in May.
Yep Tim tebow just called me. Amazing guy, I am so thankful and blessed #amazed #glorytoGOD
- Trey Erwin (@treyerwin13) May 1, 2012
On Thursday, Tebow remembered.
In just one phone call @TreyErwin13 truly inspired me. You will be missed by many brother but I look forward to seeing you in heaven one day
- Tim Tebow (@TimTebow) July 5, 2012