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Aaron Franklin Sent Barbecue To Young Reconstructed Jaw Patient

What a sweetheart.

Franklin Barbecue
Franklin Barbecue
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

Abby Rodgers is a lucky girl. She underwent reconstructive facial surgery at the Dell Children’s Medical Center, and she got Franklin Barbecue without the wait. Doctors rebuilt her jaw bone so that she could fully eat. Aaron Franklin sent the 16-year-old patient, who lists barbecue as one of her favorite foods, a special care package with all the meaty works when he found out about her case. He told KVUE:

I got goose bumps when I heard about it [...] That is the coolest thing ever, so we're so excited to be a part of it and super excited to get that girl some barbecue. I hope she likes it!

The teen told KVUE it was "delicious." Earlier this year, Franklin Barbecue posted a fan letter from a seven-year-old girl in New Zealand.

Franklin Barbecue

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