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6-year-old boy practices with Panthers, QB Newton

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George meets with Cam Newton (Source: Brian Christiansen) George meets with Cam Newton (Source: Brian Christiansen)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -

The Panthers welcomed a special young man to the practice field Tuesday.

Six-year-old George Gring from Houston received his wish to practice with quarterback Cam Newton and the rest of the Panthers as part of the NFL's partnership with the Make A Wish Foundation.

Gring arrived at practice alongside Newton wearing the same high-top gold cleats as his favorite football player and a red No. 2 practice jersey.

He went through warmups and caught a few passes before grabbing a quick hug from his mom, Katherine, on the sideline.

Gring is recovering from Burkitt's Lymphoma, an intestinal-based cancer. He's in remission after undergoing five chemotherapy treatments beginning last year.

He became a Carolina fan last season when his parents would bring him tapes of football games to watch from his hospital bed.

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