Does the "no crying in baseball" rule also apply to basketball, because this story is giving us ALL the feels!
5-year-old JP Gibson didn't let his battle with acute lymphoblastic leukemia keep him from becoming one of the biggest stars in the NBA last night when he made his debut for the Utah Jazz!
The pint-sized basketballer's wish was granted as he got a chance to play for his favorite team after the Jazz offered him a 1-day contract, which he gladly signed with a crayon!
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This is so freakin' sweet on so many levels!!
Despite her ongoing battle with leukemia, 12-year-old Mary Elizabeth Paris has managed to stay surprisingly positive as she awaits a bone marrow transplant at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, and one of her favorite things in the world is the 2004 cult classic Napoleon Dynamite!
Well even though it's been 10 years since we all voted for Pedro, actor Jon Heder (AKA Napoleon himself!) decided to reprise his iconic role to send her a very special message!
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Whoever said there's no crying is baseball obviously wasn't talking about this, because it's a real tear-jerker!
Last year, San Francisco turned their city into Gotham for a day to grant a 5-year-old battling leukemia's wish of being Batkid!
Well ever since then, the pint-sized crime fighter has gotten TONS of love and even got a chance to
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Kelly Melton is 7-years-old, and he's battling leukemia. A lot of his time is spent in the University of Kentucky Children's Hospital — which isn't too far from where Nerlens Noel plays college basketball!
It turns out, Nerlens is actually pretty good… as he's poised to go from college player to number one pick in this June's NBA draft!
He also has time for Kelly, and adorably invited him to go along to the famous Kentucky Derby, where they ran the red carpet like pros!
The best moment, though, was captured for Twitter (above)! That's Nerlens lifting Kelly over rising rain water so he doesn't get all wet!
We bet Kelly had the best day ever! What an amazing guy Nerlens is!
[Image via Twitter.]
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The more we hear about Macklemore, the Macklemore we love him! LOLz!
While he was playing a show in Burlington, Mack heard from the friend of young man (a junior in college) who has been diagnosed with leukemia. Things have been rough for Sam, and his friend thought a visit from Mack would brighten his spirits!
Well guess what: Macklemore showed up and hung out with Sam, and took some pictures!
That's SUCH a nice gesture… but that's not the end of it! Mack went home and wrote about his experience with Sam, and posted it on his website! Here's what he had to say about what it meant to him:
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Talk about selfless!!
Cameron Lyle is a senior at the University of New Hampshire, and just decided to end his own athletics career in favor of donating his bone marrow to a man with leukemia! That's so incredible!
Cam focusing primarily on shot put, the team encouraged players his sophomore year to join the bone marrow registry — so he did! Two years later, they've told him he's a match… which is super rare to be a match with anyone outside of your own family!
Here's what he said:
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Leave it to both Katie Couric and Oprah to land the two interviews that EVERYONE wants to see!
Manti Te'o, if you've been sleeping for a month, has fallen victim to a cruel online hoax that resembles that Catfish movie that came out a while back. Whoever it was led him to believe he was in a relationship that ended with his 'girlfriend' dying of leukemia — the pain from which he used on the field, letting everyone know what drove him — only to find out that she never existed.
Now, everyone is wondering how someone can be duped for so long… and if he was actually duped at all.
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