When he’s not playing basketball or NBA video games, 16-year-old Eddie from Port St. Lucie is cheering on the Chicago Bulls. Even his bedroom is decked out in Bulls style. There was only one wish that would be a slam dunk for Eddie – to meet the Bulls superstar Derrick Rose.
Once in Chicago, Eddie, along with his family, got all-star treatment including a tour of the practice facility, a personalized jersey and goody bags filled with Bulls souvenirs for everyone in his family. They got a tour of the United Center, access to pre-game warm ups, and awesome seats to cheer on the Bulls to a win at home.
When his big moment arrived, Eddie was nervous and shy. But Derrick was so laid back and low key that Eddie’s demeanor transformed and from that moment on, he couldn’t wipe the smile off his face. Eddie and Derrick chatted like buddies about basketball and school. Eddie returned home with pointers from his idol, autographs, souvenirs galore and memories he will never forget.
Wish Granters: Kathleen Cervini and Aixa Morales
Referred by: Dr. Patricia Sherron, his physician
Wish adopted by Saslaw Memorial Fund