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Pinning cancer

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PLATTSBURGH, N.Y. -

At 7-feet tall, 326-pounds, professional wrestler "The Blueprint" Matt Morgan is a beast, a physical specimen, one of the toughest-looking guys on the planet.

"I want to go out and win at any cost, that's all I care about," Morgan said.

But behind that bravado and big frame is a big heart, especially when it comes to 17-year old Nathan Wood.

"He's one of the toughest kids I've ever met, I don't know if I could handle that," Morgan said.

The Saranac Central wrestler is currently grappling with Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare type of bone cancer. A diagnosis he received after winning 19 matches his senior season.

"I just kept wrestling, kept fighting, through the pain," Wood said. 

In the past few months there's been chemotherapy, blood transfusions and a lot of tough days but yesterday, wasn't one of them. With TNA in town for a three-night event, Wood got a chance to meet face to face with his hero.

"If you told me Matt Morgan would show up to support our cause, I wouldn't belive it," Roy Wood, Nathan's father said. "It was great to have them here. It means the world to us and says a lot about them."

For two hours Thursday night, Morgan signed autographs and met fans, with all the proceed's going to benefit Wood's treatment.

"If I can make him smile for five minutes, I'll take it," Morgan said.

"It was great that he came to help out," Wood said.

All this excitement leading up to Saturday's event at the Rousse's Point Civic Center, where Morgan will serve as a main attraction and Wood a guest of honor. No doubt, two wrestlers, two fan favorites, with the crowd on their side.

"He's got the spirit to beat this thing," Morgan said.

It looks like Nathan Wood has a designed plan of attack thanks in part to a visit from the Blueprint.

"Thanks for all of the support, I'm just going to keep fighting every day," Wood said.

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