The Panthers made a six-year-old cancer patient's dream come true

Monday July 21st, 2014

This week is ESPN's annual "My Wish" week, where the network partners with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to help make dreams come true for children with serious illnesses. 

The first kid to have his wish shown on SportsCenter was George Gring, a six-year-old boy from Texas who loves Cam Newton. ESPN was there as George's dream came true and he joined the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers "drafted" George for a day, which confused him a little bit "because it's a draft and I'm not supposed to be in the draft. I'm only 6," he told ESPN. Smart kid. He's already familiar with the NFL's eligibility rules. 

George spent five months battling a rare form of lymphoma, but found out in March he is in remission. 

- Dan Gartland

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