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Cards autograph special for teenage cancer survivor

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The team signing autographs on Wednesday. The team signing autographs on Wednesday.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Die hard and casual UofL fans lined the Brown and Williamson Club at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium for a chance to meet their favorite cards.

But for one fan in particular, seeing the players again took on more meaning.

Emilia Morrissey, 18, is a brain cancer survivor and is legally blind, but that doesn't stop her from rooting for her favorite team.

Her favorite Card is senior center Mario Benavides, who she met at Indian Summer Camp in Baghdad, Kentucky.

The two have become friends and her parents consider the offensive lineman family.

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