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Watch: Rob Gronkowski's jersey, friendship inspire young fan's recovery

Young New England Patriots fan Robbie Barnicoat has been battling a severe epilepsy syndrome. Among what has helped him keep pushing: A Rob Gronkowski jersey hanging in his hospital room.

Rob and Robbie got a chance to meet this season when the Patriots hosted the Dolphins, and ESPN's Sarah Spain captured the story of their relationship and how big Rob inspired little Rob.

Here is the video that aired on ESPN Sunday NFL Countdown.

Grab the tissues.






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