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Chiziks surprise cancer survivor with gift of car

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Former Auburn Coach Gene Chizik (pictured) and his family gave a car to an Alabama teen who has battled cancer for 6 years. Former Auburn Coach Gene Chizik (pictured) and his family gave a car to an Alabama teen who has battled cancer for 6 years.

GADSDEN, Ala. (AP) - The family of a 15-year-old Alabama girl was surprised and grateful when former Auburn University football coach Gene Chizik and his wife and children gave her a car.

The Gadsden Times reports (http://bit.ly/YbSinn) that Bayleigh's positive attitude during a 6-year battle with a brain tumor has touched many people across the state.

The Chiziks surprised her with a phone call on Thanksgiving to let her know they were giving her a car on the sixth anniversary of her diagnosis. Bayleigh said the news left her speechless and in tears.

Bayleigh, a huge Auburn fan, first became acquainted with the Chiziks in 2010 at a Fellowship of Christian Athletes banquet.

Information from: The Gadsden Times, http://www.gadsdentimes.com

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