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Quarterback and St. Jude cancer patient now local celebrities

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(WMC-TV) - A touching video of a University of Memphis football player and a St. Jude patient making music is becoming more than just a song.

11-year-old Breanna is a cancer patient at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. But, in these moments with Memphis Tigers Quarterback Jacob Karam, thoughts about treatment are drowned out by melody.

When asked how they decided to play together, quarterback Jacob Karam said the reason was simple.

"This little girl came up to me and told me that she wanted to sing," explained Karam.

For more than an hour, that's what the two did.

"She just told me song after song. We stayed there and played...and got to hear her sing. I told her the next time I came, I wanted to have a list ready," continued Karam.

Now, the country is listening.

"It's really cool to see all of this attention that she's getting because of her incredible attitude," stated Karam.

Karam hopes to stay in contact with Breanna. Breanna's family now has tickets to whatever game they'd like to attend to this season.

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