10-year-old cancer survivor talks about Aaron Rodgers' surprise visit

CREATED Nov 20, 2012

  • Print
  • Video by


BROOKFIELD - Maggie Conlon is just 10 but she's making an big impression.

She fought and beat a rare form of childhood cancer.

And she recently got to chat with Aaron Rodgers about a topic dear to their hearts.

"Just got to the house she has no idea we're going to be here." It's what you hear Rodgers saying as cameras roll, waiting for Maggie's surprise. A moment Maggie will remember forever.

Maggie: "Hi."
Aaron: "How you doing, Maggie?"
Maggie: "Good!"
Aaron: "I'm Aaron."

The exchange was so shocking, it took a moment for Maggie to recognize her hero.

"He wasn't in his uniform so he looked a little different."

Cameras rolled as the two spent an hour and a half together at her Brookfield home.

They jammed on the piano and played Maggie's favorite sport, soccer. Rodgers also brought her a gift; an American girl doll named, Caroline.

"I think it was the ultimate play date," Maggie's mom, Helen, said talking about the day.

The visit is part of an effort by Rodgers and Attorney David Gruber to raise awareness about the MACC Fund.

An organization close to Maggie's heart as a cancer survivor herself.

"He wasn't the quarter back. He wasn't the football star. He was someone coming back with a different focus; how can he help."

And for Maggie Rodgers visit had poignant timing. Just days earlier, her friend Bo lost his battle with cancer. A young boy Rodgers had also met.

"And then for him to take the time to say how are you doing, how are you feeling, Maggie lets continue to spread the word..lets continue the fight," said Helen.

"He's a really great guy on and off the field," added Maggie.

Maggie designed this year's MACC Star - which is now on sale. And Candy Cane Lane which is another huge fundraiser for the MACC Fund opens Friday night.

Click the video link to watch the report from TODAY'S TMJ4.