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Braves 'poster girl' meets Chipper

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  • MARIETTA, Ga. -- The homemade poster was the beginning of an unlikely dream.

    Battling Stage 4 kidney cancer, 23-year-old Laura Stallings made the decision to skip chemotherapy to attend Chipper Jones' last home game of the regular season. 

    Her poster, proclaiming her decision to skip treatment, was not only seen on the big board, but around the country. 

    She was a mystery woman until 11Alive tracked her down to her Roswell home. And when the Braves heard about Laura, they offered her tickets to the Wild Card game. 

    The season ended that fateful night for the Braves, but not for Laura.

    The folks at WellStar Kennestone Hospital arranged for Laura and two other patients to have a private meeting with Chipper at the hospital. 

    Laura said it was a dream come true and that she got an answer to a burning question -- had Chipper seen her poster that day? 

    She said the first thing Chipper said when he met her was, "You're the girl with the poster." 

    Laura is struggling as she endures treatment that has yet to beat back the cancer. To make ends meet, she has turned to her true love, art. To see Laura's art, go to facebook.com/orangeribbonart

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