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December 17, 2012

Chiziks surprise cancer patient with gift of car

— GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) — The family of a 15-year-old Alabama girl was surprised and grateful when former Auburn University football coach Gene Chizik and his wife and children gave her a car.

The Gadsden Times reports (http://bit.ly/YbSinn) that Bayleigh Phillips' positive attitude during a six-year battle with a brain tumor has touched many people across the state.

The Chiziks surprised her with a phone call on Thanksgiving to let her know they were giving her a car on the sixth anniversary of her diagnosis. Bayleigh said the news left her speechless and in tears.

Bayleigh, a huge Auburn fan, first became acquainted with the Chiziks in 2010 at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet.

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