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6-year-old's wish come true lands him on ESPN

By Sergio Tovar
stovar@charlotteobserver.com
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    David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton and 6-year-old George Gring walked into practice Tuesday wearing matching gold cleats, the only two pairs on the field. They spent time stretching and tossing the football.
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    David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers Cam Newton puts on his helmet alongside 6-yea- old George Gring, a rising first-grader from Houston, who was diagnosed with Burkitt's lymphoma. The Carolina Panthers are assisting the make A Wish Foundation in granting George's wish to be a Carolina Panther and to play with Cam Newton.
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    David T. Foster III - dtfoster@charlotteobserver.com
    Carolina Panthers Cam Newton warms ups with George Gring, 6.

First-grader George Gring's wish to meet Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton came true in June, when the team signed the 6-year-old to a one-day contract. On Sunday morning, his story aired on ESPN's SportsCenter.

George spent the day in Charlotte as part of the network's "My Wish" series. He became a fan of Newton while undergoing chemotherapy treatment for an intestinal form of lymphoma last fall.

(Mobile users can watch the video by clicking here).

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