KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – Six-year-old cancer patient A.J. Cucksey will be among hundreds of thousands of Tennessee fans cheering on the Vols at the Battle at Bristol on Saturday.

Over the years the young VFL has formed a strong bond with the team, in particular quarterback Josh Dobbs.

A.J. was diagnosed with pilocyctic astrocytoma, a series of nonmalignant pediatric brain tumors. Cucksey has seven of these tumors, all of which are inoperable because of their location.

To raise awareness of A.J.’s illness, the Cucksey family has teamed up with East Tennessee Children’s hospital to sell shirts featuring the hastag: #CuckseyStrong.

You can purchase your shirt to support A.J. here.

As the Volunteers prepare to take the stage for the largest college football game ever, they’ll know one of Knoxville’s most passionate fans will be cheering for them the entire way.

In July 2015, A.J. surprised Peyton Manning at a charity event by singing “Rocky Top” to the future hall-of-famer.The Battle at Bristol will broadcast Saturday, Sept. 10 on News 2 at 7 p.m. Central. Click here for full coverage of the game.