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Apr 24, 2017

Baltimore Ravens Invite Local Make-A-Wish Teen to Announce at NFL Draft

WJLA

The Baltimore Ravens are making a special addition to the NFL Draft this week. And it is not just the players they are selecting over the weekend. T.J. Onwuanibe is a 14-year-old student at McDonogh School in Owings Mills who had been diagnosed with brain cancer and wished to announce the Ravens' first pick in the draft. According to ESPN, Onwuanibe's cancer is in remission after he was first diagnosed in 2015.

Apr 23, 2017

Eighth-Grader with Rare Brain Cancer to Announce Ravens' First-Round Pick

Sports Illustrated

TJ Onwuanible, an eighth-grader with a rare form of brain cancer, will announce the Ravens' first-round draft pick as part of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic. Head coach John Harbaugh informed Onwuanibe that his wish would come true in a special video at a school assembly.

Apr 23, 2017

Make A Wish Teen TJ Onwuanibe to Announce Ravens' First-Round Pick

ESPN

A Maryland teenager will get to live out a dream Thursday when he helps the Baltimore Ravens with their draft. TJ Onwuanibe, 14, an eighth-grader who was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, is scheduled to announce the Ravens' first-round pick as part of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic, the team confirmed Saturday night. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who usually does that honor, will present a jersey to the team's pick.

Apr 23, 2017

Maryland Teenager with Rare Brain Cancer to Announce Ravens' Draft Pick

Baltimore Sun

With their first pick in the 2017 NFL draft, the Ravens have selected ... Obioha "TJ" Onwuanibe to make the announcement. Onwuanible, 14, an eighth-grader at the McDonogh School who was diagnosed in February 2015 with a rare form of brain cancer, will announce the Ravens' top pick Friday in Philadelphia, realizing a dream with the help of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Apr 23, 2017

Make-A-Wish Teenager Learns He'll Anounce Ravens' First-Round Pick

CBSSports.com

The first round of the 2017 NFL Draft is Thursday and it will be a life-changing event for 33 young men -- the 32 who hear their names called, and 14-year-old TJ Onwuanibe, who will announce the Ravens' selection. Onwuanibe, who has been diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer, will reveal the Ravens' No. 16 pick as part of Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic.

Apr 22, 2017

Maryland Teen Gets a Once-in-a-Lifetime Opportunity at NFL Draft

CSN Mid-Atlantic

The first round of the NFL Draft gets underway on Thursday and the Ravens made sure a special fan will not only be there, but be a part of the process. In 2015, T.J. Onwuanibe was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer and through Make-A-Wish he wanted the opportunity to announce a Ravens draft pick. Ravens coach John Harbaugh announced that dream would come true and not only would T.J. get to announce a draft pick, but the Ravens first round draft pick.

Apr 22, 2017

Ravens Grant Kid's Wish to Announce Draft Pick

Bleacher Report

A young fan's wish to announce a Baltimore Ravens NFL draft pick will come true next week. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, T.J. Onwuanibe was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2015. Through Make-A-Wish, he requested the opportunity to declare a Ravens draft pick. On Friday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh informed Onwuanibe via video that his wish had been granted. Onwuanibe will do the honors of reporting the No. 16 overall pick in Philadelphia on Thursday night.

Apr 22, 2017

This Ravens Fan Will Get to Announce his Team's First Draft Pick

SB Nation

NFL fans will be waiting with bated breath to see who their team will pick at the 2017 NFL Draft, and during the broadcast, there will be one lucky Ravens fan who will bear an important responsibility. On Friday, Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic and Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh had the pleasure to reveal the news that eighth grader T.J. Onwuanibe would be announcing Baltimore’s first-round draft pick from Philadelphia.

Apr 22, 2017

Ravens Fan to Announce the First Draft Pick Thanks to Make-A-Wish

CBS Baltimore

The Baltimore Ravens have the No. 16 pick in the first round of the NFL Draft this year and it seems the special occasion with be marked by the participation of very special fan. Eighth grader T.J. Onwuanibe was diagnosed with a rare form of brain cancer in 2015 and his wish for Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic was to announce a Ravens draft pick.

Apr 21, 2017

8th Grader Cancer Patient Granted Wish to Announce Raven's First Draft Pick

ABC2 WMAR Baltimore

T.J., an eighth grader at McDonogh, who's currently undergoing treatment for brain cancer, got a big surprise Friday. He has a wish: to announce the Baltimore Ravens' first NFL Draft pick. Make-A-Wish responded Friday and they're sending him to Philadelphia. The wish reveal was extra special, including appearances from the Ravens cheerleaders and Poe. Head coach John Harbaugh said he's thrilled to have T.J. in Philly next Thursday.

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