10-year-old who battled leukemia gets to score touchdown with the New York Jets

It was a proud moment for two New York parents who watched their 10-year-old son score a touchdown at MetLife stadium on Saturday.

Jesse Pallas, of Long Island, who once suffered from leukemia, has been in remission for a year. His father, Mike Pallas, said seeing him cross into the end zone was a metaphor for all he's been through.

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"It was just amazing; I didn't know what to say," Pallas told InsideEdition.com. "Jesse running that 50 yards was beautiful. To me, it represented the fight he fought."

Jesse was diagnosed in 2011 after having some blood drawn before dental surgery. An examination of the boy's blood showed something was wrong.

Two days later, doctors realized 80 percent of his body was overcome by leukemia and he began chemotherapy.

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Top 25 most loyal fanbases in college football

25. Maryland

Attendance: 829,963
Wins: 8
Ratio: 103,745

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24. Michigan State

Attendance: 1,568,063
Wins: 15
Ratio: ​​​​​​​104,538

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23. SMU

Attendance: 418,741
Wins: 4
Ratio: ​​​​​​​104,685

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22. Alabama

Attendance: 2,131,269
Wins: 20
Ratio: ​​​​​​​106,563

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21. Kansas

Attendance: 550,404
Wins: 5
Ratio: ​​​​​​​110,081

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20. Oklahoma

Attendance: 1,544,256
Wins: 14
Ratio: ​​​​​​​110,304

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19. Florida

Attendance: 1,584,689
Wins: 14
Ratio: 113,192

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18. Texas Tech

Attendance: 1,041,144
Wins: 9
Ratio: 115,683

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17. Virginia Tech

Attendance: 1,171,301
Wins: 10
Ratio: 117,130

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16. Ohio State

Attendance: 2,245,726
Wins: 19
Ratio: 118,196

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15. Nebraska

Attendance: 1,900,129
Wins: 16
Ratio: 118,758

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14. Rutgers

Attendance: 951,481
Wins: 8
Ratio: 118,935

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13. Notre Dame

Attendance: 1,454,310
Wins: 12
Ratio: ​​​​​​​121,193

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12. Georgia

Attendance: 1,854,920
Wins: 15
Ratio: 123,661

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11. LSU

Attendance: 1,981,324
Wins: 16
Ratio: ​​​​​​​123,833

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10. Purdue

Attendance: 750,596
Wins: 6
Ratio: 125,099

(Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)


Attendance: 1,265,802
Wins: 10
Ratio: 126,580

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8. Auburn

Attendance: 1,919,810
Wins: 15
Ratio: 127,987

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7. Penn State

Attendance: 2,111,753
Wins: 16
Ratio: ​​​​​​​131,985

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6. Michigan

Attendance: 2,389,283
Wins: 17
Ratio: ​​​​​​​140,546

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5. Tennessee

Attendance: 2,109,142
Wins: 15
Ratio: ​​​​​​​140,609

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4. South Carolina

Attendance: 1,581,039
Wins: 11
Ratio: ​​​​​​​143,731

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3. Texas A&M

Attendance: 2,069,511
Wins: 13
Ratio: ​​​​​​​159,193

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2. Texas

Attendance: 1,692,114
Wins: 10
Ratio: ​​​​​​​169,211

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1. Iowa State

Attendance: 1,072,392
Wins: 6
Ratio: 178,732

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The 10-year-old has been in remission for a year. Recently, the family received a call from the Marty Lyons Foundation, a non-profit group dedicated to granting wishes for children .

They was asked whether they would be interested in watching a New York Jets scrimmage game.

"We had no idea what was in store for the evening," Pallas said.

The team allowed Jesse and his family onto the field, but the highlight of the night is when they gave him the football and allowed him to score a touchdown against some of the players.

"The players made believe they were falling down and being blocked and to me it represented the battle. He was just beside himself. He couldn't comprehend what just happened. It's was a great thing."

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Pallas said his family has spent the last year just trying to completely enjoy life and make up for the things Jesse missed out on for the five years he battled the disease.

"He was in the hospital so long that he hadn't experienced much in the past five years. He never learned how to ride a bike," Pallas said. "These things we take for granted, he is struggling with these things now."

He added: "This year, we just live full forward, full throttle."

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