Kaiden Schroeder sits on Ryan Mueller's shoulders at the K-State Fall Football Kickoff in August, 2013. (Photo courtesy of Valerie Mueller)
September 2, 2014
By Kelly McHugh
This is the first of a two-part series on K-State defensive end Ryan Mueller and his friend, nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder. Schroeder spent the past five years suffering from Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia, however in July 2014, he was declared cancer free and is now in remission. The second story of this series will be published in the K-State Sports Extra on Thursday, Sept. 3, 2014.
On Aug. 30, Kaiden was honored during K-State's 55-16 win over Stephen F. Austin as the K-State Fan of the Game.
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It was a sunny summer day in Philadelphia, and, after taking a quick trip to run up the Museum of Art's famous "Rocky Steps," senior defensive end Ryan Muller and nine-year-old Kaiden Schroeder rushed up to their hotel room to play NCAA Football on Kaiden's X-Box.