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LeBron sends touching letter to teen with Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Lebron continues to prove he is a man of the people.
Emanuel Duncan is 19 years old, and his future is uncertain. A student football coach at Lawrence Central High School in Indianapolis, Duncan has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, a disease that turns muscle into fat.
The teenager visited ESPN's headquarters in Bristol, Connecticut, in July 2014 thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. At the moment, Duncan has just one item left on his bucket list: meet LeBron James.
"That's my role model," Duncan told the Indianapolis Star. "He inspires me to do everything. To be a good person, to put other people first, to live your life and do what makes you happy. If I meet LeBron James, that would make my day. I wouldn't ask for anything."

The news spread to LeBron, who was so moved by Duncan's story that he reached out.

"It just hit home," James said Friday at shootaround in New York. "It was a situation that I found out about and obviously I know there are a lot of kids and there are a lot of people in the world that are in similar situations or in situations of their own that's kind of tough or they're trying to find a way out or whatever the case may be. I just thought this one was unique and it meant something to me. So it's just me being myself."
He reached out to Duncan directly with this letter above. He also sent Emanuel a care package.
No word yet on confirmation on a visit between the two, but I am sure Lebron will make time for Duncan when the Cavs visit the Pacers on Feb.1st.
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This is fantastic. This is how our celebrities and sports stars should be acting. Yes, I respect LeBron, too. He seems to be a decent man.
@mchlyang haters always go for the top dogs, you know?! And sometimes that's understandable when they're dicks. Other times, these guys are good people who happen to be talented!! Some people don't care about the difference. It's frustrating. >.<