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Southern Indiana family gets VIP treatment at IU basketball game

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BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (WDRB) -- A Scottsburg, Indiana family gets the VIP treatment at a Hoosiers' game.

Jon and Anita Petty got to cheer on IU courtside Saturday night.

Jon has cancer and lost the ability to talk after a tumor was found on his larynx.

But he doesn't let that stop him from being a die-hard Hoosiers fan.

His daughter called the school to let them know about her dad's situation and that he was going to yesterday's game.

Once the Pettys got to the game, the IU Athletics Department upgraded their seats and set up a private autograph session for them after the game.

Indiana Men's Basketball even tweeted, thanking their special guests for cheering them on.

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