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Chilean miner Edison Pena surfaces to hear he has been invited to Graceland

Edison Pena was trapped in a mine in Chile for 69 days, along with 32 other miners.  Pena along with the other miners was rescued on Wednesday.

Pena is an Elvis fan and upon his rescue in a capsule that brought him above ground, he was informed that he has a standing invitation to Graceland.  The invitation includes an all-expense paid trip to Graceland and tour of Graceland, where Elvis lived for 20 until his death on August 16, 1977.

Elvis Presley Enterprises heard that Pena was a huge Elvis fan and sent him several items, including DVDs (“Jailhouse Rock”, “Viva Las Vegas” and more), CDs, a book, sunglasses and a picture.

“It just seemed it was the right thing to do for someone who is an Elvis fan, to send him some things that might keep them entertained,” company spokesman Kevin Kern said.

Kern understands that Pena will need time to reunite with his loved ones and does not expect an immediate answer from Pena.

Pena was said to be the most depressed of the 33 miners.  He asked for rescuers to send down a photo of the sun for him to view.  He also jogged on a regular in a tunnel that was not blocked by the collapse.

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