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Teen cancer patient joins Jackson for Card March

UofL star quarterback Lamar Jackson hugs Amzie Smith prior to the Card March on Friday afternoon. (Source: Kent Taylor/WAVE 3 News) UofL star quarterback Lamar Jackson hugs Amzie Smith prior to the Card March on Friday afternoon. (Source: Kent Taylor/WAVE 3 News)
Amzie Smith shows off her football autographed by Lamar Jackson. (Source: Kent Taylor/WAVE 3 News) Amzie Smith shows off her football autographed by Lamar Jackson. (Source: Kent Taylor/WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - Lamar Jackson had a special guest accompanying him for Friday night's Card March. 

Ballard High School junior Amzie Smith joined the University of Louisville star quarterback for the football team's march to Papa John's Cardinal Stadium prior to its game against Duke. 

Smith, who has Stage 4 liver cancer, was crowned Homecoming Princess during Ballard's homecoming football game last month

Meeting Jackson was one of Smith's wishes made possible by the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Smith met Jackson when he got off the team bus, then he gave her an autographed football before the two walked through the throngs of fans to PJCS. 

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Smith has a GoFundMe page set up. To learn more about her story, or to donate, click here.

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