Aaron Rodgers visits 12-year-old who survived sickle cell anemia thanks to brother's transplant

CREATED Jan 22, 2013

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MILWAUKEE - Aaron Rodgers puts smiles on the faces of Wisconsin children who are fighting cancer. He's teaming-up with the MACC fund, and attorney David Gruber to visit some of them. Here's new video of a surprise visit aaron did last fall.

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"Aaron Rodgers and David Gruber surprise Dijon, who was cured from sickle cell anemia through a bone marrow transplant from his little brother," said the organization.

Dijon lives in Milwaukee and won his battle with sickle cell anemia. Rodgers and Dijon spent the day playing catch with a football, and playing video games.

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"Aaron Rodgers and David Gruber believe that each of us can make a difference in our community, whether it be with time, talents or money," said their organization. "We can all work together to make our world better."

Read more about the itsAaron here.