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Larry Fitzgerald makes wish come true for ailing boy

Back during minicamp, the Cardinals were wrapping up their first offseason work with new coach Steve Wilks, and that came with the normal media attention. But one practice came with added cameras and a secondary purpose.

Tennyson Erickson was there too. Erickson is a 7-year-old boy from South Dakota who has leukemia. Through ESPN, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and ESPN's My Wish series that airs each summer, Erickson had been given a chance to meet his favorite player: Larry Fitzgerald.

Erickson loved the Cardinal bird that he'd see around his house, and when his parents told him there was an NFL team called the Cardinals, the kid had his team. He latched on to Fitz, because of his one-handed grabs. The video shows Tennyson in some tough times when he is much sicker. By the time he got his special package from Fitzgerald -- inviting Tennyson and his family out to Arizona for minicamp -- his hair had grown back. When he got to Tempe, taking pictures with Fitz and David Johnson, interacting with Patrick Peterson and Chandler Jones, he looked like a normal kid.

During practice, Peterson came up to Tennyson and his father for a chat. Fitz had him stretch with the team. And then, to finish up the work, Fitz brought Tennyson out to the huddle, where rookie quarterback Josh Rosen called the final 11-on-11 play of the day -- a sweep right for Tennyson, who breezed through the defense for a touchdown.

When it was over, Fitz hoisted up his new friend and the entire team cheered. It was a great moment -- and now you can watch it too.

Erickson is lifted by Larry Fitzgerald as the rest of the Cardinals cheer.
Erickson is lifted by Larry Fitzgerald as the rest of the Cardinals cheer.

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