Boy with cancer fulfills wish of having lunch with Panthers’ Cam Newton

Matthew Bailey

Matthew Bailey and Cam Newton

IREDELL COUNTY, N.C. — An Iredell County teen battling cancer had another one of his wishes granted Thursday.

Matthew Bailey got to sit down to lunch with Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.

Bailey is battling brain cancer, and his pastor is working to motivate him in the fight by making some of his biggest dreams come true.

Bailey has a top 10 list of wishes, and last month he attended a Duke University men’s basketball banquet and talked to NFL athlete Tim Tebow on the phone.

Matthew Bailey’s Top 10 list:

No. 1: Throw a football with Cam Newton

No. 2: Play H-O-R-S-E with Bobcats owner Michael Jordan

No. 3: Tebow with Tim Tebow

No. 4: Play a pick up game with Kevin Durant

No. 5: Meet Johnny Manziel

No. 6: Go to the NCAA Final Four

No. 7: Visit Cameron Indoor Arena, meet Coach K

No. 8: Sit courtside for a Miami Heat game

No. 9: Go to the Super Bowl

No. 10: Go to an NBA Finals game

Source: WSOC


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