Thursday, May 8, 2008

Another reason to love CP3

Yesterday was a very emotionally trying day for me. If you follow me on Twitter you'll know why, but if not I'll probably talk about it later. Regardless, I went to bed early last night and find myself with some free time before heading to work this morning. I started reading this article on, my eyes just welled up with tears.

Before tonight's playoff game, the New Orleans Hornets' superstar point guard Chris Paul will write the name "Brian" on his shoes, paying tribute to an 8-year-old fan who died Monday night before he could meet his basketball hero.

Brian, who had cancer, wore his Chris Paul jersey nonstop, said Michael McMyne, president of A Child's Wish of Greater New Orleans, an all-volunteer nonprofit that helps fulfill the wishes of about 100 critically ill Louisiana children each year. McMyne asked that Brian's last name not be used to respect the privacy of the grieving family.

Brian's wish was simple: He wanted to go to a Hornets game.

So McMyne got him tickets to Monday night's playoff game against the San Antonio Spurs.

But at the last minute, a friend of Brian's family called to cancel. The boy had been rushed to the hospital with a high fever, she said. He died hours later.

1 comment:

Leigh C. said...


I hope things are better now for you.