WORCESTER (CBS) – Worcester Polytechnic Institute introduced the newest member of its football team on Wednesday night.

Thirteen-year-old Keegan Concannon, a Hudson resident, joined the Engineers through Team IMPACT.

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Worcester Polytechnic Institute football players welcome Keegan Concannon to the team. (WBZ-TV)

Keegan is battling an immune deficiency.

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Keegan Concannon at a Team IMPACT event in Worcester. (WBZ-TV)

Being part of a football team is something his mother says has had a positive impact on his health.

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“It’s simply amazing that Team IMPACT and you guys all have jumped in to help participate in Keegan’s future,” Laura Concannon said during the event. “He just has a whole new look on life and we are so thankful.”