EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Adrian Petersons willingness to make a difference knows no bounds.
The Minnesota Vikings superstar running back did everything he could to lead the team into the playoffs. Monday evening, he was making a difference in another way by calling a cancer-stricken New York teen following a Twitter campaign by the teens friends.
According to a report in the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Peterson called Blake Cognata, a Fairport, N.Y., high school senior who is in a local hospital with a rare form of cancer, Ewings sarcoma. Peterson called about 90 minutes after Cognatas friends started pushing the APCallBlake hashtag on Twitter.
"It was just the most amazing thing," Blake's mother, Diane Calcagno, told the paper about the call. "He's been glowing all night."
Cognata, 17, was diagnosed with the disease on Feb. 1, according to the paper, but had a flare-up following chemotherapy in which doctors discovered the cancer had spread. Cognata, a...