Coach Saban is Challenged to Take the Lemon Face Challenge
A young lady in Mobile has challenged coach Nick Saban to take her Lemon Face Challenge to raise awareness of DIPG, a deadly disease that affects only between 200 and 400 children each year.
Aubreigh Nicholas was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma in September of 2017. In the video posted on the Aubreigh's Army Facebook page. Aubreigh, with her mother Brooke Nicholas, issues a challenge to three people, including Saban.
According to AL.com, Aubreigh and her family met the coach on Sept. 30, when the Crimson Tide played Ole Miss. That day, Aubreigh gave quarterback Jalen Hurts an Aubreigh's Army bracelet, which he wore during the game.
Her "army" of supporters has rallied around her since her diagnosis. Every afternoon at 3:28 p.m. (her birthday is March 28, or 3/28), thousands pray for Aubreigh. According to the Facebook page, Aubreigh started new medications two weeks ago and is being monitored closely. "Aubreigh is doing great and showing improvements and strength," said an update posted Friday.