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Partner in healing: UPMC Children's Hospital valet attendant inspires youth cancer survivor

Evening Anchor
Pittsburgh's Action News

South Fayette High School senior Harrison Brown is a star on the gridiron and a cancer survivor -- but he is taking a different path for college.

Brown won't continue his football career. Instead, he will be tackling his pre-med classes in his quest to become an oncologist.

His inspiration for his journey came from an unexpected source, a man Brown met even before he stepped one foot inside UPMC Children's Hospital in Pittsburgh.

Harrison Brown

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