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Jon Lester invites cancer-fighting Purdue superfan Tyler Trent to Cubs’ home opener

Tyler Trent, the Purdue superfan whose battle with bone cancer inspired the Boilermakers in their 49-20 upset of Ohio State on Saturday, has accepted an invitation to attend the Cubs’ home opener with his family as guests of pitcher Jon Lester, a cancer survivor himself.

Trent’s indomitable spirit earlier led ESPN’s Scott Van Pelt to invite him to co-host his late-night edition of “SportsCenter” on Wednesday.

Lester survived a rare form of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in 2006. He congratulated Trent on the ESPN appearance and extended the Wrigley Field invite early Thursday via Twitter.

“Awesome segment right here. @theTylerTrent you’re an absolute rock star!” Lester tweeted. “I know you’re a big football fan but if you’re up for it, I’d love to host you and your family for a Cubs game at Wrigley. Consider it an open invite, I look forward to shaking your hand buddy! #NVRQT”

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