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In this December 2012 photo provided by the Reed family, Ohio State football fan Grant Reed, left, poses with Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. When Grant, now 12, was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it. And he did. Grant was released from the hospital on July 5 after a final chemotherapy session. (Associated Press)<br>

In this December 2012 photo provided by the Reed family, Ohio State football fan Grant Reed, left, poses with Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. When Grant, now 12, was diagnosed with cancer 14 months ago, he chose to name his disease Michigan. He wanted to beat it. And he did. Grant was released from the hospital on July 5 after a final chemotherapy session. (Associated Press)

Dubois: The story that keeps putting a smile on your face

Last Modified: Tuesday, July 23, 2013 9:11 AM

By Carl Dubois / Special to the American Press

You've probably heard of the 12-year-old Ohio State Buckeyes fan who named his cancer "Michigan" so he could beat it — and did.

The story gets better. Michigan coach Brady Hoke offered the boy's family four tickets to this year's game between the two Big Ten rivals, and the boy's father said the son was thrilled to accept them.

More details here.

Here's hoping the young man will be telling the story to his grandchildren one day while passionately rooting against the Wolverines (but still with a soft spot in his heart for them that won't go away).

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