BOSTON (WHDH) - A woman receiving treatment for a rare type of cancer had one of her dreams come true Wednesday when New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman paid her a surprise visit at the hospital.

Justyna Boucher has been receiving treatment at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and Brigham & Women’s Hospital since Feb. 21 after getting diagnosed with soft tissue phyllodes sarcoma — a rare cancer affecting the soft tissue and bones.

In a message on Facebook, Boucher asked anyone who knew Edelman to send him to her room at Brigham & Women’s Hospital.

The Pats star received the message loud and clear and stopped by on Wednesday.

During his visit, Edelman posed for pictures, signed an autograph and gave her a number 11 Pats jersey.

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Character isn’t built through easy times, it’s built on how you carry yourself through the hardest obstacles. Justyna your perseverance and positive attitude should be an example for anyone fighting an uphill battle. I can’t express to you what it means to call you a friend.

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