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1984 - Through the auspices of the "Brass Ring Society", an organization which fulfills the wishes of terminally ill children, Michael welcomes 14-year-old David Smithee to his mansion, the boy suffering from cystic fibrosis, as a result, granting his last wish. During the afternoon visit at Jackson's Encino, California home, the boy watches a movie with Jackson in his home theater, plays video games and learns how to moonwalk from the star. Of the video games, David later tells, "I played two games with him and beat him both times." The visit was topped off with Jackson giving David the red leather jacket he had worn in the "Beat It" video and a beaded glove he had worn to the American Music Awards, where he collected eight awards. 7 weeks after, however, Smithee unfortunately passes away.

Michael Jackson remembers David by dedicating the Jacksons' Victory Album in his honor.

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