• Cam Newton fulfills mother's bucket list item for late son


    SAN JOSE, Calif. - Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton made one grieving mother happy after fulfilling one of her late son’s bucket list items.

    Scot Sieczko’s mother, Trae Sieczko, wrote a letter to the Panthers saying he was a “HUGE Cam Newton fan since his days playing at Auburn and was a Panthers fan for that same reason.”

    Sieczko was diagnosed with a rare childhood cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma, also known as RMS, in June, 2012. He entered a 54-week trial program at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital and was declared cancer-free in November, 2013, only to relapse one month later.

    In the letter, Trae asked Newton to sign Scot’s jersey to symbolize support for the fight against childhood cancer.

    Trae lives just over a mile from Levi’s Stadium in the Santa Clara area where the Panthers will play in Super Bowl 50 Sunday night.

    On Monday, she received a special pass to Super Bowl 50 Media Day and got Newton to sign her son’s jersey.

    In a Facebook post Monday night, Trae thanked Newton and the Panthers and said it was a dream come true for her to honor her late son like this.

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