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Chris Evans, Grossmont High School Rally for Cancer-Stricken Student

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    After his classmates’ plea for a visit from Captain America went viral, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox got quite a treat from Chris Evans and his school on Friday. NBC 7’s Artie Ojeda reports. (Published Friday, May 6, 2016)

    After his classmates’ plea for a visit from Captain America went viral, 18-year-old Ryan Wilcox got quite a treat from Chris Evans and his school on Friday.

    The actor sent San Diego's Grossmont High School a video, offering Wilcox well-wishes and telling him simply to “stay strong.”

    “It’s people like you with strength like yours that inspire people like me,” Evan says in the video posted to YouTube.

    The actor’s video was in response to a social media campaign by the high school’s ASB, seeking a visit to Wilcox, who is battling cancer and is a devoted Captain America fan.

    The ASB club posted its plea on Facebook and the post has since amassed more than 3,100 shares.

    On Friday, the school had an assembly for Wilcox, where they featured Evans’ video.

    “I’m thinking of you,” the star says. “Stay strong!”

    The student body also showered Wilcox with support, dressing up in Captain America garb and holding a banner that read: “#RyanStrong.”