Heart transplant and cancer patient receives surprise Super Bowl tickets from ex-49er

Former San Francisco 49ers and current Denver Broncos tight end, Vernon Davis, took time out a day before the Super Bowl, to help grant the wish of a teen stricken with cancer.

Davis went to Lucile Packard Children's Hospital Saturday afternoon, and surprised Alex Walter, 18, with a pair of last-minute tickets to Sunday's Super Bowl, between the Broncos and the Carolina Panthers.

Davis visited Walter, a heart transplant and cancer patient, on Tuesday.

Walter hails from Montana and considers himself a Denver Broncos super fan.

He had written a note, which was posted on the hospital's Facebook account, saying his greatest wish was to meet a Broncos player.

The team has been practicing this week at Stanford University's football facility.

The first visit touched Davis deeply, and Walter's story gained national headlines, and spread through social media.

Levi's officials heard about Walter, and gave Davis the tickets to present to Walter.

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