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CMU cheerleaders perform for hospice patient

Brianna Owczarzak

Mt. Pleasant, MI -- He's a fan of a famous cheerleading squad, but just couldn't make the trip to see them.

That's when a local school chipped in to deliver the next best thing to the local man.

It started when the Central Michigan University cheerleading team heard about Steve Mitchell. He is a hospice patient battling late stage dementia and he's a huge fan of the Dallas Cowboys' cheerleaders.

The Midland man's condition has worsened and a trip to Texas is out of the question. A nurse with his hospice service got in touch with the head coach for the Chippewa squad to help fill in.

The whole team was very enthusiastic about giving him a night he'll never forget.

Mitchell took the ride up to Mt. Pleasant and got to watch the whole squad perform for him.

His mother said she's grateful for everyone who helped make it happen.

"I'm so excited for him right now and so appreciative of what they've done. My mind is just totally wrapped around that," Karen Mitchell said.

She also thanked her son's staff for providing him with loving care 24/7 and to the CMU squad for doing their part to brighten his day.

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