This Sunday the Saints played the Atlanta Falcons and they won! This game was very different than any other…

I met a very special boy named Micah. He is 11 years old.

I saw the cutest little boy walking into the suite box next to mine and he had a “Bush” jersey on. I told him I liked his jersey and when he turned around I noticed he had a breathing mask on. He was very quiet and seemed exhausted.

I went to the restroom and his mother Val followed me in and asked me if I would take a picture with her son. She explained he had two weeks to live and was dying of cancer. When she left I literally cried in the bathroom and got myself together and went to go take a picture with him. His mother told me that Micah had a 109 temperature that morning but he still wanted to go see Reggie play!

My heart truly was breaking just seeing how sweet this little boy was… I had to do more.

Hornets basketball player and one of Reggie’s best friends Chris Paul was sitting next door in our box so I took Micah over to meet him. He was so excited. Then after the game I took Micah and his whole family with me down to the family section where only the family waits near the locker room for the players to come out to meet Reggie!

Reggie spent some time with him and Micah lit up! I know him meeting Reggie won’t ever change what he and his family is going through, but for those brief moments hopefully he could forget he was sick.

I know Reggie and I will never forget Micah.

kim

Comments (194)

  1. Princess S   |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    Awww you two are the sweetest.. God bless you two for giving him the best day of what’s left of his life.. He’s going straight to heaven <3 Poor child :(

  2. Patty  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    You have a heart of Gold Kim! God bless you and Reggie… the story brought tears to my eyes :(

  3. Marcela  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    Kim,

    That so sooooo nice and sweet of you and Reggie to do that for Micah. God bless him and his family. You are such a nice person…. much love****

  4. __AnGeL__  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    kim,

    you are such a sweet heart…to most it may seem like an insignificant thing you did but to that boy, you did the most amaizing thing!

    you are gorgeous inside and out no matter what anyone else says!!

    love ya

    Lucy

    xoxox

  5. thats so sweet and sad at the same time

  6. casey  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    Kim….you are the most generous persom……you r so sweet….you r great to all ur fans…..I hope u made the kids day! Ur a greeat person and i would love to meet u! That is such a sweet thing to do!The kid was probley so happy and he will remember that day until he dies! poor little boy! I also hope u had a grreat time at the game!
    GO SAINTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Xoxo casey

  7. Cierra  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    Wow, that is so sad. That was a really great thing you did. Even though what he and his family is going through won’t change, I’m sure it helped bring a little light into their lives when you did that for them.

  8. maria25  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    omg kimmie u have a heart of gold!
    this story broke my heart
    n now think how valuble life is!

  9. marilyn  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    that is so sad and soo sweet, thank you for sharing the story with us.

  10. Alexis  |   Posted on Dec 9th, 2008

    I love you because you are so thoughtful and genuinely caring. You and Reggie have helped so many people together and I really respect. Keep it going girl!

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