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Christmas wish comes true for Buffalo's Jackson DeLude thanks to generosity of Bills players

Posted at 1:41 PM, Dec 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-14 14:11:26-05

ORLANDO, FL (WKBW) — Christmas came early for 8-year-old Jackson DeLude of Buffalo.

DeLude was born without fully developed legs and had them surgically amputate as an infant. All he wanted this Christmas was "the ability to run" and thanks to to Buffalo Bills players, his wish came true.

Matt Milano and Gabriel Davis, both from the Orlando area, decided to help Jackson this holiday season. The two flew Jackson and his mother, Ashley, down to Orlando and get fitted for prosthetic legs. He was able to visit Walt Disney World and test out his "new legs" for the first time.

"I couldn't run and jump around, like I can with these," Jackson said, pointing to his new prosthetic legs.

"When they said they were going to help get Jackson blades, there was really no words to describe what we were feeling," Ashley said. They're so young and already want to pay it forward and helping Jackson run again. It's just amazing."

Jackson and Ashley were able to take in the sights at Walt Disney Resort, checking out places like Star Wars: Galaxy Edge and Toy Story Land. Ashley says it's a trip Jackson will never forget.

"Being in Disney for the first time in his blade, in this magical place, together, he'll never forget it."

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