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Ball is Hawkeye's honorary kid captain

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AMES (KWWL)-- A young Hawkeye fan had the chance to get a sideline view of Saturday's game.

Five year old Nikolas Ball of Kellogg was the Iowa Hawkeye's Honorary Kid Captain.

Last year, Ball was diagnosed with stage four neuroblastoma, a childhood cancer that starts in the nervous system.

Thanks to treatment at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital, Ball, who was given a 20 percent chance of survival, fought back with chemotherapy, stem cell transplants and two major surgeries.

Nikolas' mother Robin said it's a special moment her son was named honorary captain.

The Kindergartner is now in remission.

Online Producer: Michelle Caldwell

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