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Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with (Credit: Brittany Wait)

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, Joey's not only in good health, but is the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team. (Aug. 21, 2013)

West Islip teen, adopted by SBU football team

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age five. Now 14, Joey's not only in good health, but the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team. (Aug. 21, 2013)

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with
(Credit: Brittany Wait)

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, Joey's not only in good health, but is the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team. (Aug. 21, 2013)

Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, who was
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Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, who was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5 but is in good health now, is the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team. He cheers the team from the sidelines at each game.

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, rushes the Stony
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Joey Faminella, of West Islip, rushes the Stony Brook University football field with the team and head coach Chuck Priore before every game. Faminella was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, he's in good health, and is the honorary captain and good luck charm for Stony Brook University's football team.

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Joey Faminella, of West Islip, rushes the Stony
(Credit: Handout)

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, rushes the Stony Brook University football field with the team and head coach Chuck Priore before every game. Faminella was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, he's in good health, and is the honorary captain and good luck charm for Stony Brook University's football team.

Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, poses for
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Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, poses for a team photo with the Stony Brook University football team in 2012. Joey was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5, but is in good health now and is the team's honorary captain and good luck charm.

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with
(Credit: Handout)

Joey Faminella, of West Islip, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, Joey's not only in good health, but is the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team.

Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, was diagnosed
(Credit: Handout)

Joey Faminella, 14, of West Islip, was diagnosed with brain cancer at age 5. Now 14, he's in good health and is the honorary captain and good luck charm of Stony Brook University's football team.

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