A post on Facebook reports that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made a sick Phenix City boy’s dream come true.
Austin Deckard, 10, suffers from advanced pulmonary hypertension and is at Atlanta Healthcare of Atlanta’s Egleston Hospital for a procedure to be conducted Wednesday.
The boy is a big Auburn fan and his physical education teacher at Lakewood Elementary Courtney Cooper began a social media campaign to get the boy to meet Newton, his favorite player.
“He may not make it,” Cooper said of the operation. “Please pray for a miracle.”
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It right before Thanksgiving that the boy told Cooper he would like to meet Newton.
Newton showed at the boy’s hospital room Tuesday and played a game with him.
Newton remarked, “I thought I had an unknown number but dude I’ve gotten about 100 calls about you.”