Make-A-Wish Colorado Makes 13-Year-Old a Denver Nuggets Player
Make-A-Wish Colorado made 13-year-old Taurean Taylor a Denver Nuggets player for a day. He rode in a limo to Ball Arena and got his own jersey and player cards.
Yesterday, March 18, a 13-year-old Colorado kid's wish to become an NBA player came true. Taurean Taylor was made a Denver Nuggets player for a day.
Taurean recently had a bone marrow transplant and has always loved basketball, according to CBS 4. The Colorado teenager learned some drills and then rode to Ball Arena in style - in a stretch limo.
13-year-old Taurean was welcomed to the arena by drummers, cheerleaders, fans, and even the mascot of the Nuggets, Rocky. Tons of people were there cheering him on with signs in Nuggets swag with Taurean's name on the marquee.
The General Manager of the Denver Nuggets the President of Basketball Operations signed the teenager so Taurean was an official player for the day. The Colorado teenager was gifted a jersey, personalized player cards to autograph, and a special pair of sneakers, according to CBS 4.
The look on Taurean's face when they gave him his own jersey is priceless. He has the biggest smile on his face when he holds up his Denver Nuggets jersey that says 'Taylor #33.'
A Colorado high school, Smoky Hill High School, raised the money to make Taurean's dream come true which is absolutely amazing. According to CBS4, Make-A-Wish Colorado has granted over 5,785 wishes.
We love to see people's day being made, especially kids like Taurean who have gone through something so challenging at such a young age.