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Roy Williams sends inspiring letter to ailing UNC fan

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — UNC head basketball coach Roy Williams surprised a long-time North Carolina fan battling melanoma with a touching letter.

ESPN reported on Friday that Williams sent Charlie Humphries a letter thanking him for being a fan and encouraging him to stay strong.

Humphries said the letter brought him to tears, adding that it “wasn’t a broad letter” and it was “personal.” He has reportedly been battling the illness for three years.

“It was totally out of the blue,” Humphries said, according to ESPN. “I know he’s extremely busy this time of year. It really surprised me and meant a lot to me.”

ESPN described Humphries as a lifelong Tar Heels fan and father of three.