Jose knew exactly what to wish for. He’s only 8, but his mind was made up. He wanted to meet his favorite basketball star—Lebron James of the Miami Heat! With the help of some wonderful staff at RDV Sportsplex and our own volunteers, Michele and Steve Chamberland, his wish came true. Jose stood in awe as Lebron approached. In a soft voice of admiration Jose exclaimed, “My Lebron James!” He could barely believe his eyes.
In keeping with this wave of joy, UCF Cornerstone Team, aptly named “King Jose’s Court,” raised enough funds to provide box seats for another Magic Game. They also planned a party and co-hosted it with O’Charley’s Restaurant who generously donated delicious dinners for Jose and his guests. Other donors included Ernst and Young, Kohl’s and other kind members of our community. It offered Jose an opportunity to forget about his illnesses and just enjoy being a kid having fun.