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Beckham Makes Trip To Visit 9-Year-Old Battling Cancer In Texas

By Matt Citak

Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a special trip to Texas over the weekend to visit Jayro Ponce, a 9-year-old boy battling a rare form of cancer, according to ESPN.

Ponce has been diagnosed with a malignant rhabdoid tumor. He is receiving treatment and staying at the Ronald McDonald House in Amarillo, just a couple of miles away from Giants center Weston Richburg's hometown of Bushland.

Earlier this year, Richburg visited Ponce and found out that Beckham was the boy's favorite player. Last week, Richburg's father made a request on social media to the star wide receiver, asking Beckham to help make Ponce's wish come true.

According to posts on Ponce's "Team Jayro" Facebook page, Beckham came through and granted Ponce's wish on Saturday just five days after Richburg's father plea, making a visit in coordination with the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Beckham has worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation in the past. The three-time Pro Bowler wore Make-A-Wish cleats during a game last season. The wide receiver is also known for going out of his way to spend time with kids before games.

Team Jayro shirts are available to raise money to help fund the family's medical and travel expenses.

The Giants are scheduled to report to training camp on Thursday. While Beckham made some headlines over the summer by skipping the team's Organized Team Activities, he is expected to report to camp on time.

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