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Wish helped boy with autism connect

An autograph from Tony Gonzalez upset a young Robbie Farabee. Not today.

Updated: August 20, 2013, 6:37 PM ET
By Cynthia Faulkner | ESPN.com

As a sixth grader, Robbie Farabee walked around the woman from the Make-A-Wish Foundation, intently inspecting her back.

Perplexed, Kim Hinkle asked what he was doing and he said: "I want to see your wings because you're my wish fairy."

Robbie is my great nephew. In 2007 when he was given his wish, it was both joyful and somewhat distressing for the family. We were excited that he would experience this great opportunity, yet somewhat sad that his cardiologist agreed Robbie ...

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