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Braves fan: ‘I skipped chemo to see Chipper’ Jones

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It's difficult to imagine a message capable of being heartwarming, inspirational and devastating all at once. But the sign carried by the fan in the photo at the Atlanta Braves game Sunday covers that emotional ground and more. And it said:

I skipped chemo to see Chipper [Jones]

Great job by Braves fan @hgielatan to capture a unique point of view from Chipper's final regular-season weekend at Turner Field. Hopefully, the fan rescheduled the doctor's visit. Hey, Chipper's farewell tour is only going to happen once, right? Also, Chipper should get word of the fan's dedication. We don't know the fan's name yet. Hopefully they can meet. Maybe for the wild-card game. He's been known to respond to dedicated fans.

This is the second recent sign from a cancer patient to pop up from a ballpark. Cancer is the worst, but it also can bring out the best in the human spirit.

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