March Madness for Casey Cares kids!

Posted: Mar 25, 2017

We are so excited that two of our Casey Cares kids experienced a little March Madness this month! 

Thanks to our friends at Chick-fil-A of Maryland, two children in our programs were able to experience a close-up view of a Harlem Globetrotters game with special meet and greets with the players and participating during the game! 

Jacob, who is being treated for leukemia at Johns Hopkins Hospital, is one child who had this opportunity. For Jacob and his twin brother, Joshua, this was an early birthday present as the two of them turn 12 next month!

Sydni, who also battled cancer, had planned on going to the game with her family through tickets provided to Casey Cares by our friends at Royal Farms Arena. Initially, one of our Casey Cares kids, William, an avid basketball fan who had gone to Wizards games and a John Wall basketball camp through Casey Cares, was going to be the second ball boy. He even bumped up his chemo treatment so he could enjoy this special experience with the Globetrotters. But on Saturday, William felt very sick and had to cancel, and Sydni suddenly had the opportunity. When she and her family learned that another child missed out because he was sick, they decided to do something special --- they got him a signed basketball from the entire Harlem Globetrotters team! WOW! 

Not only are our donors and sponsors so amazing to our families, but also our families give back to other families. This story brought tears to our eyes here at Casey Cares. 

In addition to Chick-fil-A providing up-close and personal outings for a couple of our families, Royal Farms Arena also provided tickets to several Casey Cares families. 

A sincere thank you to Chick-fil-A, Royal Farms and the Harlem Globetrotters for making these little moments and lasting memories for our Casey Cares families! 

Read more about William here in the Frederick News-Post

 

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