Boy With Rare Brain Condition Proves Doctors Wrong With Help of High School Football Team

Doctors said he'd never be able to play football. But a team thought otherwise.

— -- When Ben Holloway was diagnosed with a rare brain condition about a year ago, doctors weren't sure he was going to live, let alone be able to play football.

But one year later, Holloway proved doctors wrong. Though he still needs check-ups, Holloway is now a healthy, thriving 5-year-old who recently started kindergarten, and he even got to play in a football game recently, thanks to a local high school football team in his hometown of Chatsworth, Georgia.

Donning a green Murray County High School jersey with his name on it and a white helmet, Holloway was cheered on by football team members chanting his name as he ran down the field this past May, his dad Joshua Holloway told ABC News. And though he stumbled two times, team members helped him back up and went wild when he finally scored a touchdown.

"The entire team picked him up, chanting, 'Ben! Ben! Ben!" he said. "I've never seen him so happy or ecstatic. He was on cloud nine."