Patient Decks Out Room in 49er Gear

Congenital heart problems are not keeping this 49er fan down as he celebrates Super Bowl week from a red and gold hospital room

By Lori Preuitt
|  Thursday, Jan 31, 2013  |  Updated 8:18 AM PDT
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The fact that 7-year-old Jacob Murphy is in the hospital this week is not stopping him for celebrating his team getting into Super Bowl XLVII.

The fact that 7-year-old Jacob Murphy is in the hospital this week is not stopping him for celebrating his team getting into Super Bowl XLVII.

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The fact that 7-year-old Jacob Murphy is in the hospital this week is not stopping him for celebrating his team getting into Super Bowl XLVII.

Jacob has decked out his Lucile Packard's Children's Hospital room with 49er gear in preparation for Sunday's game.

“Jacob is absolutely ecstatic,” said his mom Rebecca Johnson.

The second-grader is an inpatient at the Children’s Heart Center suffering from congenital heart problems.

The hospital staff couldn't be happier to help keep up his spirits by showing his team spirit.

He is throwing a hospital room party come Sunday. The food selection, courtesy Jacob, is a Gameday Bucket of KFC.

Jacob says his favorite players are Frank Gore, Colin Kaepernick, Alex Smith and Vernon Davis. 

He told the hospital staff while he'd love to follow in the footsteps, his medical issues will likely keep him on the sidelines. “I’d like to be a play-by-play announcer,” Jacob said.

Jacob is confident in a 49er win and his a final score prediction: “Niners 34, Ravens 0,” Jacob said.

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