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Seahawks fans are getting amped up for Sunday's big game and one young hawks fan coping with cancer received some Seahawks spirit Friday. Seahawks fans are getting amped up for Sunday's big game and one young hawks fan coping with cancer received some Seahawks spirit Friday.

KENNEWICK, WA - Seahawks fans are getting amped up for Sunday's big game and one young hawks fan coping with cancer received some Seahawks spirit Friday.

Eleven-year-old Julian Arreguin is staying strong through chemo treatments for leukemia and Friday his spirits got a little boost from a big gift.

One of our viewers was inspired by Julian's story and gave him a vintage Seahawks stadium coat.

It all started when Tietan Mayor Stanley Hall saw Julian on NBC Right Now for the raising of the 12th man flag at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. 

Hall decided not to sell the coat and instead felt Julian deserved it.

"I thought that he would enjoy having the jacket more so then somebody that pays me $500 for it and they show it off once a year or so," said Hall.

This 1981 vintage Seahawks jacket became more than fan memorabilia Friday.

"I think it's really awesome that they'd donate something like as cool as this to me," said Arreguin.

Julian received his jacket in class Friday from school secretary, Dori Richins, who often helps Julian through his sick days when his medications get him down.

She says his family is strong through this difficult journey and if anyone deserves it, he does.

"They don't expect anything. They're just living their lives and trying to get him well. So it's amazing. It's a good thing," said Richins.

Julian tells me he plans to grow into the vintage 1981 jacket and wear it for the rest of his happy and healthy future.

"Maybe in 2081 because it'll be 100 years and then I'll probably fit into it," Arreguin said.

The Seahawks can't win without their 12th man fans and it's ones like Julian that win Super Bowls.

"I'm the real 12th man," said Arreguin.

Julian has made his way through over two years of chemo and he has 10 more months to go.

He says he's very grateful for the Seahawks jacket and he'll be wearing this Super Bowl Sunday as he cheers on his favorite team.

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