Inspiration to face the daily challenges of a neuromuscular disorder can come in many forms. For Easton, it’s on the court with his favorite player and team.
Easton was diagnosed at the age of two with a neuromuscular disorder, a condition that cause muscles to waste away. Thanks to a referral, Easton was able to leave that all behind for his time on the court.
The 12-year-old Boscobel boy had a day unlike any other, starting with meeting his hero Giannis Antetokounmpo at the Milwaukee Bucks’ shootaround where both Easton and Antetokounmpo answered some questions from the media.
Later that day Easton was signed by the Milwaukee Bucks to a one-day contract making him an honorary member of the team. General Manager Jon Horst and Head Coach Mike Budenholzer presented Easton with his own personalized Bucks jersey. As well, Easton received a warm welcome from his newest teammate and role model. “He’s one of the best teammates I’ve ever had,” Antetokounmpo exclaimed.
The day was not over yet though, as Easton was invited to watch warmups and get a tour of the building before watching the night’s game against the Minnesota Timberwolves where the Bucks won 140 to 128.
His mother remarked that this wish will help her son through his difficult trials. “When things get rough, he’s got this wish to think about and cheer him up,” Laurie King said. It’s an experience that put a smile on Easton and his favorite player’s face, too.
You can see more photos from Easton’s wish on Make-A-Wish Wisconsin’s Flickr page.
Wish Granters: Kathy Woolford & Ronna Monahan
Sponsors: Christine & Ralph Gundrum; Yacht Blast for Kids