Rockets make a wish come true
The Houston Rockets had a special guest at their shoot around before their game with the Boston Celtics, then again at their game on Tuesday. Through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, Carly Wright was granted her wish, That wish was to be with the Rockets and meet her favorite player,, Chandler Parsons.
Make-A-Wish grants the wish of a child diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition in the United States and its territories, on average, every 38 minutes. After a day at shoot around, Wright will get 48 minutes Tuesday night to experience Houston Rockets basketball up close and personal
Wright, 17, a high school student at Mayde Creek high school in Katy was courtside with the Rockets as they went through their morning shootaround and got to spend time talking with many of the players, including Parsons.
"We understand how much it means to her just to come out here and meet everybody," Chandler Parsons said. "(With) me being her favorite player, it means a lot to me. It's real special that I can meet her in person and wear her wristband tonight during the game."
The wrist band says, #KillCancerCarly and #DoItWright. One of her friends had actually handed him the wristband at a previous game. Parsons took a picture with Jeremy Lin and Omri Casspi and tweeted it out. I had no idea she was coming here, so it was cool that we could actually get to meet her.
"She seems so happy right now. I'm happy she could come and experience this and she's a great girl," Parsons said. "I hope she enjoys the game tonight, hope we play well for her. We're all praying for her."
Wright and her family took photos with the entire team and Carly also spent a few minutes talking with James Harden and Dwight Howard.