ATLANTA (WTVM) – The sick Phenix City, AL boy who got his wish granted of meeting his favorite football player has successfully made it through surgery.
Austin Deckard, age 10, had a stent procedure done Friday at an Atlanta hospital to combat his advanced pulmonary hypertension.
Earlier in the week, Austin got the chance to meet Auburn Tigers legend and reigning NFL MVP Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton.
Newton visited Austin, of Phenix City, at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston, according to a representative at the Cam Newton Foundation.
Austin's teacher at Lakewood Elementary School, Courtney Cooper, shared Austin's story on and his wish on Dec. 20, on Facebook and his story went viral.
In a Facebook post, a teacher at Austin's school wrote:
In a Facebook post, Austin's mother, Cassie Deckard, tells us: