Dwight Surprises Disabled Fan On Reality Show

We might forget every once in a while how much of an impact players have on young lives.  One little appearance can help brighten a kid’s whole day, or even more. 

This clip Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is particularly touching.  A young girl who lost her leg in an accident wants to play basketball.  While meeting Katie Holloway, an athlete who also has a prosthesis, she was surprised by a meeting with Dwight Howard.  You could see her light up.  And honestly, I can’t imagine a better NBA star to meet a young girl in that situation than Dwight.  For all the grief he gets for being too much of a big kid on the court, it’s that personality that makes him an amazing ambassador of the game.  

Via The Orlando Sentinel