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Lee County boy back from wish-filled weekend

October 9, 2007

Lee County--  Days after his big wish was granted, a Lee County boy's mind is still racing.

8-year-old Easton Blanchard has muscular dystrophy. He also just might be Dale Earnhardt, Jr's biggest fan. Easton's dream to meet the racing star came true over the weekend thanks to the Make A Wish Foundation.

Easton and his family traveled to Talladega where they saw the race up close and spent about 45-minutes with Earnhardt. Now Easton has tons of memorabilia and lots of stories to tell.

"We saw Jr. and the other drivers. We went to the garage tour and we saw victory lane," said Easton.

Dale even signed Easton's wheelchair.  Easton says this way Dale can always be with him. Easton already plans to put in for another trip next year.  

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