AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Gold medal swimmer Missy Franklin made a young woman’s holiday wish come true on Tuesday.

Franklin visited a cancer patient at Rocky Mountain Hospital For Children.

Missy Frankin visits with  Rebecca Carcaterra (credit: CBS)

Missy Frankin visits with Rebecca Carcaterra (credit: CBS)

Rebecca Carcaterra was in the middle of her sophomore year of college when a tumor was found in her shoulder this October. She was diagnosed with a very rare and aggressive bone cancer.

Carcaterra has been a competitive swimmer since she was 6 years old and has always looked up to Franklin. So when Carcaterra’s father sent a letter asking Franklin to visit, she was happy to say yes.

During her visit Franklin even let Carcaterra try on her Olympic medal.

Rebecca Carcaterra tries on Missy Frankin's gold medal (credit: CBS)

Rebecca Carcaterra tries on Missy Frankin’s gold medal (credit: CBS)

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