PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - The Philadelphia 76ers with Make-A-Wish made a dream come true for a local 16-year-old with Becker Muscular Dystrophy. It was truly a night to remember.
Marquan Graham Young was diagnosed in 2010. Despite being physically limited, Marquan makes up for it in spirit. He spends his free time with his family, playing video games, watching TV and following sports. His favorite sport is basketball with his favorite player being Ben Simmons.
A limousine arrived at his house Thursday evening to take him to his first-ever NBA game. When he arrived, he signed a one-day contract to become an official member of the team, so of course, he had to go join the team. For the duration of pregame warm-ups, Marquan sat courtside watching 76ers stars Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid get ready for the game against the Lakers.
After Ben Simmons finished his warm-up, he stopped by to say hello to Marquan and presented him with a customized 76ers jersey. But that wasn’t all, Joel Embiid also stopped by to spend some time with Marquan.
Photos and video courtesy: Philadelphia 76ers