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 Last update:  12/8/2012       Read more by Boxing Clever         
   
Pacquiao Took a Break To Make Kid's Dream Happen
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Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao took time out from his hectic training schedule to visit with an American teenager who is undergoing treatment for a brain tumour.

Eight division world champion Pacquiao spent 15 minutes with 18-year-old John Rocero and his parents Thursday at the MGM Grand Garden arena.

The meeting was arranged through the American Make-A-Wish Foundation which Pacquiao is more than willing to assist.

Pacquiao prayed with the family, including Rocero's father, Roy, who was born in the Philippines. The family is from Stockton, California, about 800 kilometres (500 miles) northwest of Las Vegas.

John, who will attend Saturday's welterweight fight between Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, presented the boxer a Pacquiao portrait painted by his sister.

John is undergoing chemotherapy and radiation after being diagnosed last year with the tumour.

Pacquiao has visited several young people through the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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comment by Luffy, on 12-09-2012
shouldve trained harder

comment by lilducer22, on 12-08-2012
stockton california?!!! thats where im from!!! :o

comment by Chino Madonna, on 12-08-2012
[QUOTE=Medved]I agree with you, hundreds of athletes do this every year. The way the headline is written I was surprised the first words were not "Former Fighter of the Decade and 27time Division Champion, Sarangati Congressman and Future president and Our lord and Saviour Manny Packman Pa...

comment by Dome, on 12-08-2012
[QUOTE=GUEVARA]nope. motives are just as important as the act itself imo. Blatant PR stunt from floyd defeats the purpose.[/QUOTE] Whatever the motives are is not for anyone to judge. The end result is postive right then they are making a difference for the better.

comment by edgarg, on 12-08-2012
[QUOTE=Light_Speed]Only on NSB would people still find a way to diss Pac over this. That was part of the promotion for the fight AKA his job and it didn't take that long. Unless you spend more timing helping sick kids than you do at your job then you should STFU.[/QUOTE] After the vicious in...

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