Cleveland Browns player T.J. Carrie -- who had a risky open-heart surgery at 14 -- shared his story with a young fan dealing with a heart condition on Thursday ... and it'll hit you in the feels.
10-year-old CJ DeJohn has been battling a serious heart condition -- hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a birth defect that affects normal blood flow through the heart -- which has required numerous surgeries throughout his life.
One player in particular, Carrie, shared an inspiring message that hit close to home for CJ ... showing the young fan his own surgery scar ... and telling him to never let his condition hold him back.
"I don't want you to ever worry about that, okay? 'Cause you can still accomplish and do everything you want to do in life," Carrie says. "So, I want you to keep dreaming, and make sure you dream as big as possible, okay?"