2019 Chiefs Training Camp

Kansas City Chiefs defensive end Chris Jones autographs a photograph for young fan Will Walker, right, during Chiefs training camp Monday on the campus of Missouri Western.

A young fan got an experience of a lifetime at Chiefs training camp on Monday afternoon. Will Walker, who tragically lost his arm in 2016 due to his battle with cancer, had the opportunity to play catch with Chiefs assistant coach Porter Ellett, who also lost his arm in a farming accident.

The 14-year-old was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma in 2014 when he was 9 years old. He is currently battling cancer and undergoing treatment.

The lifelong Chiefs fan also had the chance to meet his favorite player, Kansas City’s defensive end, Chris Jones.

Jones had 15.5 sacks last year and an NFL record of a sack in 10 consecutive games. He had a career year last year and is poised for another great year with Kansas City this season.

Walker enjoyed chatting with Jones, getting his autograph and sharing a hug with his idol.

“It has been so real and I’m thankful for all of it,” Walker said.

This was not the first training camp for the devoted Chiefs fan who had an opportunity to take a day to enjoy cheering for his team and having fun. This was his first time on the field interacting with players and coaches. Walker was excited to be on the field and have a chance to connect with his favorite team.

He was happy to be at camp and see the players prepare for their upcoming season.

“It was very good to see the boys out there and playing hard,” he said.

You can keep up with his battle by following his Facebook page, Will’s Warriors. His family appreciates all the prayers and support.

Peyton Thomas can be reached

at peyton.thomas@newspressnow.com.