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Kings' Dustin Brown and Make-A-Wish foundation will help a dream come true

December 9, 2010 |  1:27 pm


In a world too often dominated by news about athletes behaving badly, here’s an item about an athlete doing a good deed.

Kings captain Dustin Brown, in cooperation with the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles, is granting a wish for 6-year-old William McLeod of Valley Village, who is battling acute lymphatic leukemia. Brown, who has two young sons and a third child on the way, will meet William on Friday at the Kings’ practice facility. William, who is in remission, will also attend the Kings’ game Saturday against Minnesota at Staples Center.

According to a Make-A-Wish spokesman, William wanted to meet Brown because “I love to skate and play hockey and always watch the games with my dad, and Dustin Brown is the best player ever.”

Kudos to Brown and other players whose moments of kindness make a huge impact on a child’s life.

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-- Helene Elliott

Photo: Kings right wing Dustin Brown, 23, and Detroit Red Wings defensman Brian Rafalski, 28, fight for control of the puck on Dec. 4. Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea / US Presswire.