Carson Wentz came to the podium on Wednesday afternoon wearing a T-shirt that read "Landon's Light" on it and went on to explain the significance of the shirt and the life that inspired it.
Complete coverage of the Philadelphia Eagles and their NFL rivals from NBC Sports Philadelphia.
"For those that don't know Landon [Solberg], he actually threw out the first pitch at the [Carson Wentz] Charitity Softball game. He lost his life to cancer yesterday. Trying not to get emotional, but a good kid like that who was able to go through our AO1 Foundation's program, we got to know him really well and his family. To see his fight and his faith through his fight, his faith in Jesus, really inspired me," Wentz said.
"My prayers have been with his family. I know Landon's up there celebrating with Jesus. So that's something we can celebrate."
Wentz also posted a video and moving message to his social media accounts:
We are so thankful to have known this special young man and will always cherish the memories we have been able to make with him. His confident hope, unwavering faith and unquenchable joy has pointed so many to Jesus. He is the true definition of a conqueror: in the darkest of moments, he kept his focus fixed on the light - JESUS.
Our hearts ache for the Solberg family and all those who had the privilege of knowing Landon. Let us cling to the same HOPE Landon held so tightly to - the hope of Jesus!
You can watch the video below.
Landon, your light will shine for eternity.
On Tuesday morning, Landon Solberg's time on this earth came to an end after a courageous fight against cancer. In 2018, we had the honor of having Landon at our inaugural Camp Conquerors in North Dakota. pic.twitter.com/Ic8TpGG2au — AO1 Foundation (@AO1Foundation) September 18, 2019