Aaron Rodgers Makes Surprise Visit
The Packers Quarterback spent the day with a young cancer survivor as part of his partnership with the MACC Fund. Video by nbc26.comvideo
It's a story that will touch your heart. Packers Quarterback Aaron Rodgers gives one little girl the wish of a lifetime.
Maggie was only six-weeks old when doctors found a tumor the size of a golf ball under her tongue. After months of chemo therapy she's cancer free, and able to celebrate with her favorite Packer.
"We're here to hang out. You and me are going to hang out today," Rodgers says in the video, after surprising Maggie at her doorstep.
From dress up to even playing the piano, Rodgers spent the day with the young cancer survivor as part of his partnership with the MACC Fund.
"It's a wonderful thing. Aaron is obviously as good as it gets on the field, and we know he's as good as it gets off the field," executive director John Carey said.
Carey tells us Rodgers has raised more than $700,000 for the foundation over the last two-and-a-half years to help fund childhood cancer research in Wisconsin.
"It's a real blessing for the MACC Fund. More importantly for the children and research we support," Carey said.
"You're beautiful. You're a great athlete. You're fun to hang out with," Rodgers tells Maggie in the video.
It's followed by a final hug, from one day Maggie will remember for a lifetime.
The executive director tells us the foundation has raised $45-million over the last 36-years. Since then, the childhood cancer cure rate went from 20% to 80% in our state.