NY Giants’ Mark Herzlich had inspiration in cancer fight

The cause hit home for Mark Herzlich, struck a deep-seated chord. When the Giants rookie linebacker was enduring six-hour chemotherapy sessions listening to a doctor who told him he would never walk again Herzlich thought about football, and about Jay McGillis.

Friday night, Herzlich joined Eli Manning, Brandon Jacobs and other Giants teammates at an event in midtown organized by Tom Coughlin to raise money for the Jay Foundation. The foundation was created in the honor of McGillis, who died of leukemia while playing for Boston College.

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