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LA CRESCENT, Minnesota (WXOW) - An update on a story we brought you last month about a seven year old La Crescent boy battling cancer who got a special phone call.

Obi Christensen got a call to his hospital room from Brett Favre.

Obi is fighting neuroblastoma and just got home from the hospital yesterday, where he has spent the majority of his summer vacation going through chemotherapy treatments.

After seeing Obi's story on our sister station in Madison a viewer by the name of Dan Hollum wanted to brighten Obi's summer a little bit more. He sent us a football autographed by Brett Favre to give to obi.

Obi's father, Chris Christensen said, "It just it warms our hearts to think that there's people that care so much about others, even though they've never met them before. It really helps."

Obi just finished his third chemo treatment and is scheduled for a stem cell transplant later this fall.

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