Chick-Fil-A Helps Out Young Pulmonary Hypertension Patient

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The Chick-Fil-A restaurant in Phenix City, Alabama has shown its charitable side by hosting an evening to raise money for a local boy who has advanced pulmonary hypertension. The restaurant announced that 10 percent of last Thursday’s sales would go towards 10-year-old Austin Deckard’s hospital bills and treatment. Read more about this story here.

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Austin is becoming a household name in Alabama after meeting his hero Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton last month. Austin’s teacher, Courtney Cooper, had put a video of him in the hospital on her social media accounts, explaining that he was due to have surgery in a few days and that doctors didn’t know if he would survive the procedure. She went on to say that the boy would really like to meet Cam Newton. Cooper’s post went viral and within hours Newton’s phone was ringing with people asking if he would grant the boy’s wish and he was happy to oblige.

The heartwarming video shows the two getting together over the holidays. It’s obvious that meeting Newton meant the world to Austin. We wish him well in his recovery.  Read more about this story here.

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