8 year old cancer patient Elijah Mainville signs WWE contract

8 year-old cancer8 year old cancer patient and lifelong WWE fan Elijah Mainville is a 4 time cancer patient Elijah Mainville signs WWE contract .Elijah was diagnosed with high-risk neuroblastoma at the age of three, a form of childhood cancer that affects the nervous system. Elijah has undergone treatment for the last five years, but after being told by doctors in April that the cancer was in remission, it returned in July.

Elijah‘s medical condition hasn’t kept him from chasing his dream of being a WWE superstar. In May, Elijah’s mother posted a Tough Enough audition video to YouTube.

After seeing the video, WWE executives Triple H and Stephanie McMahon sent Elijah a Money in the Bank briefcase, just like the one Seth Rollins carried into WresleMania 31, containing a WWE contract. After Monday Night Raw went off the air last night, Elijah’s favorite wrestler Stardust escorted him to the ring inside the SAP Center in San Jose to sign the contract, becoming a WWE superstar.

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Elijah announced his new ring name, Drax Shadow, to the crowd and received an ovation.

Don’t fear the Darkness, Fear the Shadow!- Drax Shadow

Now this is not the first time the WWE has recognized it’s young fans. The late ConnorThe CrusherMichalek became the first-ever recipient of “The Warrior Award” and the very first fan to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame earlier this year.

The award is named after the late Ultimate Warrior, who died in 2014, just days after he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

After Connor’s death in spring of last year, WWE started Connor’s Cure, a fund through the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh that is dedicated to pediatric cancer research.