Wrestling champ won to help dad 'forget about his cancer'


By now you may have heard about the Minnesota state wrestling championship match between Mitchell McKee and Malik Stewart, and how Stewart -- after losing the match -- gave McKee's father a hug. Steve McKee has an incurable form of cancer, and Stewart has received a great deal of attention for extending such kindness even after he lost.

Now, here's the story from Mitchell's perspective, as told by CBS Sunday Morning's Steve Hartman.

Mitchell, who wrestles for St. Michael-Albertville High School, isn't sure how long his dad will be around. So he decided last year he'd try to win a state championship, to help Steve forget about his cancer "for that moment. To have everybody forget about it for that moment... to just be happy."

As you'll see, that's just what happened.

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