Austin has loved basketball for a long time, right before he was diagnosed with bone cancer, he found out he had made the 7th grade basketball team at Hancock Middle School. He could no longer play the game, but he could still cheer on his favorite team.
Austin got the surprise of his life when he was picked up in a limo after school one day. It’s not every day that you find out that you have season passes to your favorite basketball team. Austin, for a second, though he had must be asleep because something this great, could not actually be happening.
“That first night was so great, I got to meet the players. Just going to the games, I couldn’t ask for more. It was so surreal, the energy of the building, hearing the calls the refs made and being surround by a room full of strangers with the same focus as me, I couldn’t ask for more.”
“We went to around 50 games, we made sure not to miss any,” said Austin’s mom, Carla. “For us as a family, just to have that time together, the time I felt we had lost while fighting cancer was amazing.”
Austin is currently in his 10th grade year of high school. He is still debating on becoming a Doctor or being a Minister, but he will take his memories of his un-expected wish with him through his journey.