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NFL Star Contacts Ill Girl In Spokane

Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews made one of his plays off the field recently, when he reached out to a Kalispell, Mont. teen, batting serious medical problems in a Spokane hospital. 16-year-old Samantha Deneault should be struggling with sophomore English, but instead she's spent the past 140 days fighting for her life at Sacred Heart Medical Center. Sam is a lifelong Packers fan, and Clay Matthews caught her eye for a number of reasons, including his commitment to his team, so when friends back home asked what Sam wanted for Christmas her family joked someone should gift wrap the linebacker/Jeff Humphrey, KXLY. More here.

H/T: Cabbage Boy

Question: Which professional athlete would you like to have contact you, if you were suffering a serious illness?


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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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