Friday, March 28, 2014

So Nice: Biggest Star of March Madness is an 8 Year Old Girl Fighting Cancer

I'll say it again.

People who do good things for seriously or terminally ill children are just saintly.

It is so hard for adults to put aside their own grief and sadness about a child's illness and focus solely on creating and sustaining moments of relief and happiness for that child and his or her family. These people are messengers of G-d's goodness.

What a great story. 

"After striking up an unlikely friendship with Michigan State's fearsome forward Adreian Payne, Lacey's beloved by Payne's teammates, college basketball media and March Madness fans alike. A fan-launched crowdfunding campaign has raised more than $28,000 for her treatment."

"Payne is arguably Michigan State's best player. If the four-seed Spartans can beat one-seed Virginia on Friday, and then win again on Sunday to earn a Final Four berth, it will likely be thanks to heroics from Payne."

"But any potential on-court deeds from the 6-foot-10, 245-pound Payne won't compare to what he means to Lacey."

"The 8 year old and her family call Payne a "brother" and "Superman".

What a double blessing: to be a Superman for a sick child and for a seriously ill child to have a Superman in her life.

Can you figure out who gets more out of this? I sure can't.

Does it get any better than this?