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David Beckham surprises young cancer patient

David Beckham gave an 11-year-old cancer patient a boost by paying the youngster a surprise visit as part of Gwyneth Paltrow's charity initiative.

The retired sports star took a break from his busy schedule to hang out with Lloyd Burton, who was a budding soccer player before a brain tumour left him wheelchair bound.


Beckham signed a soccer ball for his young fan and chatted with him about sport.


Burton says of the visit, "I had no idea that I was going to meet David Beckham, it was such a brilliant surprise. He was really nice and we chatted lots about football."


Beckham visited Burton as part of Paltrow's charity telethon, Stand Up To Cancer, which airs in the U.K. on Friday (17Oct14).