Make-A-Wish child, Cam Newton kick off ESPN’s ‘My Wish’ series

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Cam Newton and the Carolina Panthers made George Gring’s wish come true. And it’s now the lead story in ESPN’s annual “My Wish” series, which began Sunday.

WSOC-TV reported that the feature will chronicle the Make-A-Wish child’s battle with lymphoma and his wish granting experience.

The segment will air multiple times throughout the day on “SportsCenter,” beginning with the 10 a.m. show.

George’s wish grant began in May with true NFL fanfare as NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell announced George’s selection as the No. 1 pick in this year’s Make-A-Wish Draft during the 2014 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall.

Gring attened the Panthers’ game on Sunday night at Bank of America Stadium, according to WSOC-TV.

The boy served as the Panthers honorary Keep Pounding drummer. The team posted a photo of their program for tonight, and George’s photo is included in the player roster.

Read more: WSOC-TV