Ganesh is a 16-year-old boy from Cary. Two years ago, Ganesh was like any other teenager. Suddenly, he and his family noticed changes which would be diagnosed as Childhood Onset Cerebral X-Linked Adrenoleukodystrophy. This is a progressive, life shortening disease that has Ganesh needing round the clock care.
Ganesh’s favorite professional basketball team is the Golden State Warriors. They had an upcoming game with the Carolina Hornets. Meg’s Smile Foundation arranged for Ganesh and his family to watch the game via courtside seats. In addition, they got to watch the pre-game shoot around and met several of the players including his favorite player – Kevin Durant! He even got to chat with ESPN’s own Doris Burke.
We are so happy that Ganesh and his family had this experience. A special thank you to the Golden State Warriors, the Carolina Hornets and Dwayne West of Premiere Sports for helping make this smile come true for Ganesh!Sports Smiles
Zya is a 12-year-old young lady from Roanoke, VA being treated at Duke Children’s Hospital for Hodgkin’s Disease. Prior to her diagnosis, Zya loved playing sports including volleyball. After several months of active treatment, she is now needing a stem cell treatment leaving her isolated in the bone marrow unit at Duke.