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Iron Man and Captain America set aside their differences to visit teenage cancer patient

EL CAJON, CALIF. -- The Avengers have teamed up to help lift the spirits of a teenage fan with cancer.

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. joined Captain America Chris Evans to visit 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox at his former suburban San Diego high school Monday.

The trip was documented on Instagram by Gwyneth Paltrow, who plays Pepper Potts in the "Iron Man" films.


KSWB-TV reports students at Grossmont High School made a plea on Facebook this month asking the cast of "Captain America: Civil War" to visit Wilcox, saying it could be the best moment of his life. Evans responded with a video message telling Wilcox to "stay strong."

The station says Wilcox left the school a year and a half ago to battle leukemia.

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