Cancer patient granted wish of meeting favorite NFL team

<div class="Content"><p class="indent">Chance Boudreaux, 19, has been an Indianapolis Colts fan for as long as he can remember. Now he’s in Indianapolis to meet his favorite NFL team.</p><p class="indent">The McNeese student boarded a flight Thursday morning at Lake Charles Regional Airport on the first leg of his journey to Indianapolis, Ind., with his mother, Deleen Boudreaux; his sister, Carley Boudreaux; and his cousin, Jacob Dugas, who is also a huge Colts fan.</p><p class="indent">The trip is being made possible by The Make-A-Wish Foundation, an organization that arranges experiences or “wishes” to children diagnosed with critical illnesses. Boudreaux has been in remission from large B-cell lymphoma since January. B cells are a type of white blood cell responsible for producing antibodies.</p><p class="indent">Boudreaux graduated from Barbe High School in May 2016, and was looking forward to his freshman year at McNeese State University. But in June of that year, at age 17, his plans were sidelined when he learned he had cancer.</p><p class="indent">Boudreaux went through treatment for the disease, which his aunt, Gwen Dugas, described as “grueling.” Things are looking up for Boudreaux now, though. He has been attending McNeese since the spring of 2017, majoring in finance and performing as a member of the drumline for the Pride of Mc-Neese Cowboy Marching Band.</p><p class="indent">Because he was not yet 18 when he was diagnosed with cancer and started his treatment, Boudreaux qualified for this Make-A-Wish trip.</p><p class="indent">Boudreaux said he is excited for the adventure.</p><p class="indent">“We’re going to meet the team and tour the city,” he said of the planned five-day trip.</p><p class="indent">“We’re going to take lots of pictures,” said mom Deleen.</p></div>

Chance Boudreaux went through treatment for the disease, which his aunt, Gwen Dugas, described as ‘grueling.’

””<p>Chance Boudreaux, far left, enjoys a light moment at Lake Charles Regional Airport Thursday morning with, from left, his sister, Carley Boudreaux; his cousin, Jacob Dugas and his mother Deleen Boudreaux. Chance, 19, who is in remission from cancer and is a huge Indianapolis Colts fan, was granted a wish by the Make a Wish Foundation to fly up and meet his favorite team.</p>Donna Price””<p>Chance Boudreaux, second from left, waits to board a flight at Lake Charles Regional Airport Thursday morning with, from left, cousin Jacob Dugas, sister Carley Boudreaux and mother Deleen Boudreaux. Chance, 19, who is in remission from cancer and is a huge Indianapolis Colts fan, was granted a wish by the Make a Wish Foundation to fly up and meet his favorite team.</p>Donna Price