Heart to heart

Foes on the field, Light and Nicholas shared similar miracles off of it

Updated: September 27, 2009, 6:10 PM ET
By Mike Reiss | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH -- Patriots left tackle Matt Light and Falcons linebacker Stephen Nicholas will be on the same football field Sunday, playing a game in which the word "miracle" is sometimes used to describe unexpected comeback victories or successful Hail Mary passes.

But they both know what a miracle truly is, and it has nothing to do with football.

Light lived his four years ago after watching his newborn son, Collin, undergo two major heart surgeries at Boston Children's Hospital.

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