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During AZ visit, Tim Tebow meets with inspiring high school student

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Earlier this week, we told you former Heisman trophy winner Tim Tebow was spotted here in the valley, working out at Paradise Valley Community College.

It fueled speculation that the Cardinals could be eyeing him to be a part of the team.

We don't know if that will happen, but during his visit to the valley this week, Tebow took some time out of his schedule to meet with a valley teen with a very rare disease.

We caught up the local high schooler to find out more about his private meeting with Tim Tebow.

Tim Tebow met with an 18-year-old boy battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Tebow even autographed an official New York Jets football for Brandon Wechsler.

"He's a great guy, he's like down to earth, really cool guy, he's very nice not cocky or anything like that," says Brandon Wechsler

Brandon knows that most people battling Duchenne muscular dystrophy don't live past the age of 25, but he never stops looking forward.

During their 30 minute talk, Tebow also focused on the future.

"Tim came over and he wanted to know about Brandon. He didn't want to talk about himself and Brandon was trying to ask him questions and Tim wanted to know, 'hey Brandon what's going on in your life, what do you have planned,' again staying positive, never giving up," says dad Len Wechsler.

That's the kind of message Brandon is more used to giving then getting as the team manager for Pinnacle High School's basketball team.

"I'm just there to support the team tell 'em good job."

We talked to his coach Charlie Wilde.

"He's always got a smile on his face and his smile's infectious and we love him being around because he makes us smile," says Wilde.

Brandon has defied the odds while battling the disease that took away his ability to walk at just 10 years old.

"He came out of four to six back surgeries where we didn't know if Brandon would be around, but again he's never given up, he's had the will," says Len Wechsler.

As the disease steals more of his abilities, Brandon continues to smile and today he got one more reason to grin -- when Tebow tweeted him.

"If you've got a positive attitude, things will be better even though I've dealt with a lot, it's going to help me in the long run," says Brandon.

Next Friday, Brandon will get to make history as he becomes the first high school player to play in a game in a wheelchair when his school takes on Sandra Day O'Connor High School.

Tim Tebow has said he'll try to be there for that.

Brandon wants to become a sports broadcaster.

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