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phil: they work so hard in disguising the defense that they all go running out at the snap of the football and they get caught by the play-action fake. that play was a direct result from the starting play of the last drive when perryman blitzed, made the big hit and caused a fumble. they said ok, you want to be aggressive against the run? they run the play-action, they put themselves in good position. jim: to starks. for a couple. phil: well, really, how did san diego get back into this game? i think this is the biggest reason of all. space. the pass rush. don't let aaron rodgers move out and make all the plays. i'd say this is about the least i've seen him move around maybe this year.
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escaped, made some big plays, overall it's been a good job by the pass rush. jim: you saw weddle on the sideline. stuckey is in for him. rodgers able to escape the sack then flips to it janis, who cuts back to the middle and is taken down at the 20. phil: you get a free runner at the cornerback and he gets away. this side, unblocked. aaron rodgers. sees robinson last second and makes the move to get outside. jim: well, jeff janis has caught a couple of balls today. both of them big. one for 46 and this one for 33. phil: the third shovel pass of aaron rodgers today. jim: the first one went for the touchdown on the packers'
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opening drive to starks, who carries it here, plowing ahead to the 15. you're looking here about how you can hold them to a field goal. you have three time-outs left. phil: this is a must. exactly what mike mccoy is doing, looking up at the play clock, seeing the time and realizing that aaron rodgers is doing a good job taking time off the clock before he breaks a the huddle. jim: second and 5. rodgers. look at that pass. lofts it. just over the outstretched arms of starks. rodgers a little upset at himself because he expects to make every throw.
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phil: yeah, he had it. conner on starks. quite honestly, starks is not a feature downfield receiver out of the backfield or anywhere where this football team. jim: weddle can only watch. perryman is also out, shaken up. third and 5. time-out. could not get the chargers to jump. they'll have that third down snap coming up. it will be a big one. favre what do you do? i think if you want to win this game, hold it to a field goal, you're going to have to blitz if you're the san diego chargers. jim: look at time of possession here.
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470 for san diego. philip rivers told us yesterday afternoon, we put up a lot of yards. we're just not matching the number of points that we have to get. he goes, you know, in this league. what did he say, 20 points? no, that's not enough. 23, no? you have to get more than that to give your team a great chance to win. jim: he'd love to see his defense, john pagano's defense, make the stop right here. phil: melvin ingram was in the middle. but now he's back outside so they've changed their defense after that time-out. jim: cobb in the backfield alongside rodgers. here's the third down play. rodgers lofts it and a flag is out. and brandon flowers is furious.
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phil: great defensive front. they were going to make aaron rodgers get rid of it. attaochu coming all the way around from the center. referee: prior to the pass, holding, number 24, defense. five-yard penalty, automatic first down. jim: second penalty of the game against flowers. phil: that's a lot of contact. it is. both hands were on him and at the end he even put his arm out with the arm bar, jim. it's tough being a corner. one-on-one, you just can't put your hands on them like that or the arm across, especially once he gets more than five yards down the field. jim: first and goal at the 10. starks. heavily populated there. no gain. next sunday the nfl on cbs
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features regional action. for those of you in buffalo and jacksonville, you'll see the bills and the jags at :30 a.m. eastern from london. later, the likes of the jets against the patriots, the steelers and the chiefs. the steelers day caring on the dolphins and other regional action. it all get started with the nfl today next sunday here on the home of super bowl 50. phil: still the two-minute warning, three time-outs. can you hold them to a field goal? jim: second and goal. rodgers rolling, rolling, throwing and throwing it away. melvin ingram helped force him out of the pocket. phil: look at the coverage down the field. underneath, they got it but by this time, aaron rodgers, a double move. james jones double-teamed. by the time cobb comes open,
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rodgers is moving out of the pocket, chased by ingram. jim: third and goal. rodgers. throws it and it's incomplete. richard rodgers tried to reel it in. and now green bay will have to bring out mason crosby. phil: they kept mixing it up. it's a three-man rush this time so extra defensive backs are there. boy, they're lucky. lucky because it looked like the safety that time -- stuckey. jim: he's in for weddle. phil: he was in the backfield, didn't see the receiver. it was almost too late.
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and the margin is now seven. green bay with five snaps from inside the 20 but only managing three. announcer: this is iphone 6s. not much has changed. except... it responds to the pressure of your finger. which changes how you read a text. read an email. read the news. wait you read the news? kid: yep of course you do. the camera shoots 4k video now. and selfies have changed. now your screen is the flash. that's gonna get, like, a million likes. selena: thanks. actually, photos themselves have changed. they move now.
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jim: well, the chargers have all three time-outs, plus you have the two-minute warning. plenty of time at 2:37. phil: yeah, i think the big -- what i'm going to look for -- they could be conservative, green bay on the first couple of plays on the defensive side but san diego has not handled the pressure great. during the last quarter and a half. jim: that ball slips through the hands of jones. and the touchback. close games, that's been really the order of business for san diego this year. week two at cincinnati. the cleveland game, which the chargers won on the lambo field goal.
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pittsburgh. and that game against cleveland, i mistakenly said earlier was an overtime game. but it was at the end of regulation when lambo won it for them, given a second chance off a cleveland penalty. here's a quick toss. it's gates. waiting for that blocker out there in front of him, barksdale, to help him. phil: great drive starter. the hardest thing about the two-minute drives at the end of the game is just getting it going and that's what you do as a coach. you give them what i call a great drive starter, a coach 'em up play. jim: micah hyde is back in at strong safety. the blitz. quick pass, woodhead, looking for a lane and he's got 11 more. that will bring us to the two-minute warning so they pick
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jim: as you just saw, tonight on cbs begins with "60 minutes" and you'll get to know darrelle revis. fwoiled new episodes of "madam secretary". phil: it's fun to sit here and watch philip rivers, aaron rodgers, how they operate. how there are so many ways to get it done in the nfl. jim: it's been quite a show. rivers has just set the charger franchise record with his 38th complees -- completion. his next pass will be also a record for most attempts inization caught by gates on his 59th throw. that picks up five.
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again, they have all three time-outs. phil: it's not like this is the prevent defense. they had six-man pressure on the second play. san diego was ready for it. jim: they blitz. across the middle. somehow caught by gates! phil: gates never saw the football coming. philip rivers amendments. watch woodhead again. comes across the formation, blocks clay matthews. jim: look at the one-handed catch, though. phil: seen so many of them. the anticipation by rivers. the pressure was there. he lets the football go at the last second. gates sees it and how about micah hyde? he's been so close so much today. jim: rivers has rewritten the
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chargers' single-game record book. most yards, most attempts, most completions. he's up to 467. and they just used the first time-out with 1:19 to go. again the blitz. gets it to woodhead. he steps out of bounds to stop the clock at 1:14 and another 11-yard gain. phil: they do it again. gets out of bounds is great. watch the two blitzers. this is what pittsburgh invented years ago under dom capers and everybody in the league copies it and once again san diego ready for it.
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woodhead. jim: 5-5 on this drive. moving in on a 500-yard game. but all he cares about is finding the end zone. rifles it down to the 14-yard line. with gates. phil: green bay is doing everything. i think every snap has been a different defense. but so far this drive, none of them have worked. jim: holds on to the time-outs. rodgers was wondering if that was a catch. no booth review. here's the first down throw and it is caught by green. for another 11 but a flag comes out. phil: beautiful throw.
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flat-footed rivers was and makes the throw. feet stuck in the ground because he knew he couldn't step up. referee: illegal hands, hands to the face, number 95 defense. penalty is declined. result of the play is a completed pass. first down. phil: watch him as he throws this outside. never really turns. he's like a baseball pitcher that has about seven different deliveries. jim: and that gives philip rivers a 500-yard game for the first time in his career. phil: now everything is at their disposal, of course. they still have two time-outs. 33 seconds. you ever to be alert if you're an inside player on defense for a draw play. jim: with 33 seconds. first and goal.
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woodhead met by matthews, who shoves him back. and time-out with 28 seconds. phil: well, situations like this, we've talked about their weapons, all the people you can throw it to, the tight ends, the running backs and all that but also, this is where you'd like a big running back who could smash it in there with some big offensive linemen. we've talked about it, the reshuffled offensive line of the chargers. when you do all that, the hardest thing to do is to run the football. jim: and again, melvin gordon was shaken up in that first half. otherwise you'd think this would be the spot for him. phil: well, if nothing else to fool the defense. jim: they lost gordon early. they lost keenan allen, who was off to a fantastic start. they've lost weddle.
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second and goal from the 2. the pass over the head of gates. boy, it looked like woodhead might have been open. phil: woodhead could have been open in the flat. he's it's gates. philip rivers, if he'd looked ahead, he could have walked into the end zone. nobody looking at the quarterback. and woodhead was wide open, you are right, jim. some as a read, go to the right side, reeled the short receiver, deep receiver, and he picked the wrong one. jim: another heart-stopping finish for san diego. coming down to the final seconds. trying to tie it here at lambeau field. they give to it woodhead and that does not fool anyone,
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especially datone jones. now they'll have to take their last time-out and fourth and goal is coming up. phil: so many times it's about the guess. in other words, the feel, what do you think you're going to do? if they'd have run it the play before with the defense we saw where rivers threw it incomplete, it would have been a touchdown. jim: we have the same thing going on here that happened at the end of the first half. a fourth and goal. in that case they were about a foot away. here the ball is marked at the 3 and again, tough last-play scenario on monday night. phil: you could just about pick which guy you want to throw to. it's going to be man-to-man coverage. which matchup does philip rivers like the most? his first priority usually is gates but he's going to be double covered. jim: rivers throws and it's
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knocked down incomplete by randall! and the packers are going to survive san diego's best punch. phil: well, it was a great learning experience today for randall. out of the backfield, reads the quarterback and wow, what a break on the football. and antonio gates couldn't get into the pattern because he was contacted so far at the line of scrimmage. jim: 503 yards passing for the game but he needed three more. aaron rodgers and the packers are going to go into their bye week unbeaten. phil: well, he was looking for
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green bay was ready for it. what a play by randall to end the game. jim: what an amazing game it was. well, the rookie was taken in the first round out of arizona state. he won a game ball in his very first game when they opened up at soldier field in chicago and he may be receiving another one, after saving it there. rivers and rodgers, two of the best and what a show they put on here today, especially rivers. with just the 13th -- make that the 17th 500-yard passing performance in the history of the game. final score here, green bay takes it. 27-20. tonight on cbs begins with "60
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>> cooper: hundreds of thousands of people fleeing war or poverty in the mideast have been risking their lives to seek asylum in europe. most have come from syria and hope to make it to germany, with its booming economy and promise of jobs. last month, german chancellor angela merkel surprised the world, announcing her country would not stop anyone from seeking asylum. after that, the number of asylum seekers doubled, then tripled. how is europe dealing with this wave of desperate people? to find out, we started where most of the new arrivals first set foot in europe-- the small greek island of lesbos. they begin to arrive in the delicate light of dawn, war- weary and desperate, packed into rubber boats never meant to
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cross such a sea. the boats are supposed to hold just 12, but 40 to 50 men, women and children are squeezed on board. most have traveled for days or weeks from syria, iraq, or afghanistan just to reach the turkish coast. then, for the six-mile journey across the aegean sea, they've paid turkish smugglers a small fortune-- as much as $1,500 apiece, half-price for kids. when they finally land on lesbos, scared, exhausted, many have no idea where they are. we noticed one of the first things they do is unwrap cell phones protected in plastic. they want to call their relatives to let them know they didn't drown.
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left syria just six days ago. where are you hoping to go? >> ahmed dosum ( translated ): germany. >> cooper: why germany? >> translator: his nephew is there. >> cooper: this your son? you hope he gets a new life in germany? >> dosum ( translated ): we hope a better life for him, and to never suffer like his father. these marks are from the bomb, the barrel. >> cooper: barrel bombs. so, you feel safe now? >> dosum: thanks to god. >> translator: he just kissed the ground. >> cooper: in the hour and a half we were on this stony stretch of beach, 15 dinghies arrived. and elsewhere on the island, there were plenty more. some 4,000 people land here each
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day. nearly three quarters are syrian, and they don't stay on the beach very long. >> kirk day: they have an internal clock. and they are desperate to get to europe as quickly as possible. >> cooper: kirk day is the emergency field director for the international rescue committee on lesbos. >> day: what they leave behind first and foremost is the lifejackets. >> cooper: i mean, this is the kind of thing a child is... you know, wears in a swimming pool. it's not what you wear crossing an ocean. >> day: no, and it says right here, "not for use in boating." and i think our main concern is that you're going to continue to have high numbers of refugees coming. and i think, unfortunately, what we're going to have is more capsized boats and more drownings. because this is not going to save anyone's life. >> cooper: while we were on lesbos, four people who drowned and washed ashore were buried. no one knew their names. more than 3,000 people have drowned trying to reach europe so far this year.
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overcrowded boats capsize. that's how this three-year-old syrian boy, aylan kurdi, drowned in september. after these photographs of his body on a turkish beach were seen around the world, volunteers started showing up on lesbos to help new arrivals make it onshore. but for months, it's been private aid groups like the international rescue committee doing what the greek government, hobbled by its own economic crisis, was not able to do. governments aren't giving you money? >> day: no. and it's as if there's been an attrition strategy put in place. make it as difficult for people to come. make them risk their lives. make them live in unsanitary conditions, and fewer and fewer people will come. and nothing could be farther from the truth. >> cooper: who are the people who are coming? >> day: in the beginning, it was mostly syrians. and mostly they were men, and everybody was saying, "they're all young men, they're all young men. where's the families?"
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over the course of the past three months, you've had a higher percentage of women and children come. male members of families went first to see that it was safe and to get settled into europe, and then are calling for their families to come. >> cooper: syrians and others have to get fingerprinted and registered before they can leave lesbos. the process used to take up to a week. now, it's so fast that when we went to the port where a ferry departs daily for athens, we were surprised to see ahmed dosum and his little boy. just ten hours after arriving on the island, they had their ferry tickets and were ready to leave. so, you got registered? oh, you got the ticket, okay. their journey won't be easy. the route to germany keeps changing as borders open and close along the way and greater controls are put in place. from greece, most now travel through macedonia, then serbia, croatia, slovenia, then n
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through austria. at austria's border with germany, we found hundreds sleeping in tents waiting to be allowed to cross. german authorities had just slowed down the entrance process. only a handful at a time were being allowed in. not far away, at salzburg's central train station, hundreds more waited in an underground garage. >> heinz schaden: the maximum capacity here in this shelter is 800, but we've had nights where we've had 1,300 here. >> cooper: heinz schaden is mayor of salzburg. he has no idea each day how many people he will have to find shelter for. do you get advanced notice when germany decides to slow the number of people coming through? >> schaden: i don't get advanced notice but i notice right away. >> cooper: can you even imagine what would happen if germany closed its borders? >> schaden: i don't want to imagine that, because then we
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have a situation which will be a humanitarian catastrophe. >> cooper: do you worry about security? do you really know who a lot of these people are, where they're really from? >> schaden: i'm not worried about security. and if a terrorist really wants to come to our country or to germany or anywhere in europe, they find their ways, they don't need the refugees. and they certainly do not march along with the refugees all the way from turkey through southern europe. >> cooper: when a train for germany is expected, many who've waited for days rush to line up, hoping their chance has finally come. but while we were there, just one train left salzburg for germany. on board, we found mohammad pathlavay and his mother. they left baghdad two weeks ago. do you know much about germany? >> mohammad pathlavay: germany? not that much, no. >> cooper: what do you think it's going to be like?
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>> pathlavay: i think better than anything. >> cooper: better than anything. what are you most looking forward to? >> pathlavay: i just want to have a good life, like, with my mother in peace. >> cooper: it was oktoberfest when we got to munich. there was music and bratwurst and plenty of beer-- a culture shock for anyone, but for muslims from a war zone, it must seem especially strange. do they have a real sense of what life in germany is going to be like? >> katharina el masri: i often hear germany is a jannah, and a "jannah" is an arabic word for "paradise". and obviously that is not the case, you know... >> cooper: the streets are paved with gold. >> el masri: yeah. >> cooper: katharina el masri runs save me munich, which helps new arrivals learn to adjust to life in germany. they think it'll be easy to find a job, find housing, get... >> el masri: sure, sure, but the relatives who are already in germany, you know, they would call home and tell them, "oh, it
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is amazing here. you know, i'm having a good life, i'm very successful." obviously, in most cases, that is not true. >> cooper: more than 500,000 new arrivals have already crossed into germany in the last nine months. the german government expects half a million more by the end of the year. they're placed in shelters throughout the country where they have to wait for months to be granted asylum. if they are, they get free language classes, full government benefits, and can start looking for a job. what are the biggest challenges? >> el masri: the biggest challenge definitely is to find housing. at the moment, we're having such a huge influx that the community shelters are completely overcrowded, you know? people are sharing rooms with five, six, seven other men, you know? there is no space for privacy.
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>> cooper: in berlin, fights have erupted as frustrated asylum seekers wait days in lines in order to register. and smaller cities are struggling to find shelter for so many people. wolfgang panzer, the mayor of unterhaching, a town of 24,000, has been told to expect at least 1,000 new arrivals. he says he welcomes them, but for now, can only put them in temporary shelters like this. so do you have other spapas, if more people come? >> wolfgang panzer: no, that's our problem, we have no spaces. >> cooper: is germany being asked to do too much, compared to the rest of europe? >> panzer ( translated ): from my point of view, yes, especially when it comes to the amount of people. what our government did is what led to all these masses coming to us. >> cooper: many germans now agree. chancellor angela merkel's
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while germany, with its aging population, needs new workers, absorbing so many so fast is a $6 billion burden, with no end in sight. a lot of people don't want them here. >> el masri: they would say, yes, we have to take them in, we have to integrate them. but please not in my neighborhood, you know? and that is not because these people are racists. this is often that idea stems from the fear of the unknown, you know? >> cooper: one of the syrians katharina el masri is trying to help is bassam al tarifi, a doctor who has been in a shelter in munich since august. he gets about $160 a month from the german government. it'll take him months to get asylum, and it could take him more than a year to be allowed to bring his wife and five daughters from turkey. so, it's much harder than you had realized. >> bassam al tarifi ( translated ): when it became a year, a year and a half, that was something i did not expect at all. >> cooper: dr. bassam is
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desperately lonely, but won't allow his family to take the dangerous journey by boat, as he did. >> al tarifi: i might risk my own life for my children, but there is no way i could risk my children's lives. >> cooper: the number of new arrivals may drop in the next few months because crossing by sea in winter is especially dangerous. but come spring, a new wave of asylum seekers is once again expected to wash up on lesbos' shores. >> cbs money watch update sponsored by: >> glor: good evening. the nuclear deal with iran took effect today, but it will be months before sanctions are lifted. britain and china are expected to announce plans this week to build a $40 billion nuclear plant in england.
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>> whitaker: if you could be anything, go anywhere, or meet anyone, what would you wish for? the make-a-wish foundation has been asking seriously ill children that question for 35 years. make-a-wish became famous by making dying children's final wishes come true. terminally ill anymore to get a wish. last year, the organization granted more than 14,000 wishes. they cover a broad range-- some children get to meet famous athletes; one had much of san francisco pretend he was batman
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for a day. another chose to jump from an airplane. we wanted to find out what leads to these wondrous moments. make-a-wish is a growing organization that spent more than $200 million donated on wishes last year. it's headquartered in phoenix, has more than 60 local chapters across the country, and almost 40 more around the world. to see how wishes become reality, we spent time with some of its most dedicated volunteers in one of its most active chapters, in the northeast corner of arkansas. there, despite persistent poverty, we found inspiring generosity. >> you're fine. appreciate you so much. >> whitaker: they begin at dawn. one day a year, hundreds of volunteers fan out across northeast arkansas to raise money-- at street corners... >> good morning. thank you all. >> whitaker: ...in schools. >> $5,000...
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>> thank you so much. >> whitaker: to get enough money on this one day to grant every wish for the area's sickest children. volunteers christie matthews and danna johnson have run this fundraiser every year since 1999. >> christie matthews: i mean, it literally just exploded. every year, we would add another town. >> whitaker: but this is small town america. they're very small towns-- 600, 700 people. >> matthews: a handful of change at a time. >> whitaker: as this day's donation deadline approaches, groups of volunteers race to the local radio station to announce their town's total down to the penny. >> give me a number. >> $8,468.62! ( cheers and applause ) >> $25,301! ( cheers and applause ) >> $12,054.55! ( cheers and applause ) >> golly! the big finish is just moments away. stand by!
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from northeast arkansas is the big story on the 7:00 news. >> what do we have here? $323,000! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: that's $323,000-- enough to grant more than 30 wishes donated from places with little to spare. in harrisberg, 40% live in poverty, but this town of 2,000 still contributed $25,000. the wishes were going just to children who were dying. and that's no longer the case? >> matthews: we talk about it not being a last wish, but we create lasting wishes and memories that these families can take on forever. hi, kaden! >> whitaker: kaden erickson is fighting a deadly type of leukemia. at his interview as a potential recipient, he thought his wish was a long shot. >> kaden erickson: my number one wish choice is to go to australia. >> whitaker: folks here make
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granting the wish a big surprise. months after his interview, kaden thought he was getting this plaque just for being a make-a-wish volunteer. >> erickson: "make-a-wish, october 11, 2014. kaden erickson, your wish has..." ( applause ) "your wish has been granted!" >> hey, kaden, you're going to australia! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: his mother jeanne. >> jeanne erickson: he was just shaking the plaque. and his little legs were just doing a little happy dance in the chair. and it was... it was something pretty special. >> whitaker: you must have been surprised? >> kaden erickson: i was the most surprised i've ever been in my life. >> kendra street: i'm so excited
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for you, you know it? >> whitaker: kendra street choreographed kaden's surprise. when not playing fairy godmother, she's teaching at marmaduke elementary school. everyone at the school chipped in to pay for kaden's wish; many turned out to share the revelation. >> kaden erickson: i get to go to australia! i get to go to australia! >> street: he was excited. he was grateful. and he knew what it meant for him and his family. >> kaden erickson: thank you, everybody. >> whitaker: kaden had endured two excruciating bone marrow transplants. when he, his parents, and four siblings hit the beach in australia, they hoped he'd beaten the cancer. the highlight of his trip? >> kaden erickson: got to hold a koala. >> whitaker: did he, like, put his arms around you? >> kaden erickson: he... it was like a hug. it was about as heavy as a baby. and it would put the claws here and the claws here, and so it was like you were getting hugged
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by a koala. you kind of get attached to the koalas. >> whitaker: did it make you forget for a while that you were sick? >> kaden erickson: yes. it made me feel a little bit normal, more normal than i've been for a while. >> whitaker: feeling normal didn't last long. shortly after returning home, kaden learned his cancer had returned for the third time. as we settled in for our interview, his mom jeanne adjusted the medication he needs. it's pumped into his body next to his heart. you're in quite a struggle with this disease. >> kaden erickson: there are some bad things in my body that are kind of stubborn. >> whitaker: i think you're kind of stubborn yourself. >> kaden erickson: thank you... i think.
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stubborn that, after deliberating for a week, he decided to undergo a third agonizing bone marrow transplant. the previous two were so difficult, his parents didn't want to force him to go through it again. how did you make that decision? >> kaden erickson: would i rather just die or would i have a chance of living? it was a tough decision to make. >> whitaker: because the therapy makes you feel bad? >> kaden erickson: it can make me feel bad. it can hurt me. it could do more harm than help, so i'm just hoping this time it will get rid of it for good. >> whitaker: kaden's wish- granter, kendra street, was devastated when she learned his cancer had come back. >> street: you have an attachment with your kids, and
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attached to. and i've gotten to keep in touch with him, and so, seeing him have to go through that again, it's... it's just painful. he's just a really amazing kid. >> let's give kendra a round of applause. ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: you see, kendra had survived her own fight with cancer. back when she was in high school, she had her wish granted. >> make-a-wish foundation is sending you to the atlanta braves. ( applause ) >> whitaker: getting to meet the atlanta braves was thrilling, she says, but... >> street: not to underestimate what my wish was for me, but if i had to sacrifice having my wish to be able to give it to someone else, i would definitely be willing to give it to someone else. >> whitaker: being the granter of the wish is the better end of the deal. >> street: absolutely. you get to give that joy. you get to pass it on to someone else. >> whitaker: the same chapter passed it on to gavin grubbs.
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he suffers from debilitating muscular dystrophy, and his wish was to meet race car champion joey logano. the day we met them outside charlotte, joey took gavin for a spin. they met five years ago, and have become so close, they call or text each other every week. >> joey logano: can you see anymore? >> gavin grubbs: i can't see. >> whitaker: gavin was a groomsman at joey's wedding. it all began back when gavin was eight. >> make-a-wish is sending you to the daytona 500! ( cheers and applause ) >> whitaker: at a school assembly, gavin learned he'd get his wish to go to daytona and meet his hero. then, it got better. logano had flown to arkansas to be part of gavin's surprise.
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