- "Dear Mr. Cooley, I am writing this letter to tell you about my co-worker, Kathy Frazier, and her husband, Ron," began Jeanne Durkin's e-mail to Redskins star tight end Chris Cooley. "Kathy and Ron have been lifetime, loyal fans of the Washington Redskins since the team played in Griffith Stadium. They have been season ticket holders since 1991."
Ron, however, has not been able to attend any games this fall. The 52-year-old federal employee was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer two years ago.
- The Redskins asked if it was possible for Ron to visit the team for a practice, but he is no longer able to travel. Instead, Cooley drove to Jefferson from Virginia on Friday after practice to meet the Fraziers. Two dozen friends, family members and neighbors were there. When the neighborhood children heard what was happening, they ran over, too.