Heroes In The Making: Luke Hennessy and Hayley Nilsen
NBA.com | January 17, 2012 | By Mark Remme
Six-year-old Luke Hennessy and 7-year-old Hayley Nilsen got the thrill of a lifetime Monday at Target Center. The two were the Timberwolves’ special guests during their game against the Kings, and Luke and Hayley got the opportunity to be recognized on the court, watch the game and be part of the Wolves’ family.
It was the Timberwolves’ way of honoring Luke, of Prior Lake, and Hayley, of Edina, for their courage and strength.
As part of WolvesCare Month presented by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, the FastBreak Foundation is focusing its attention on the Timberwolves’ toughest fans this month—children with life-threatening or long-term illnesses. Luke and Hayley were Monday’s “Heroes In The Making.”
Luke was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy when he was 17 months old, and Hayley was diagnosed with a form of Muscular Distrophy called Charcot-Maire-Tooth when she was 5.
Timberwolves President Chris Wright and C.H. Robinson Worldwide Representative Maxim Rivkin presented them each with a jersey and an autographed team ball at center court during the third quarter.
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