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5-year-old boy battling leukemia fulfills wish of meeting Vols coach Butch Jones

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Photo by father of Neyland Pickel. Photo by father of Neyland Pickel.

A McMinn County boy fighting leukemia had his wish come true.

Five-year-old Neyland Pickel is a huge Vols fan and was even named after Neyland stadium.

He was diagnosed with leukemia in May and has a long road ahead of him at Children's Hospital in Knoxville. But, his wish is to meet coach Butch Jones while he's there came true.

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UT head coach Butch Jones stopped by the hospital and spent some time with Neyland.

Meanwhile the town of Englewood has "gone orange" for Neyland and is collecting money to help the boy's family. 

A pancake breakfast fundraiser is planned for Neyland on Saturday, June 4. 

All donations will go straight to his family.

Click here for more ways to help.

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