Meet Zasheed & Zebulon, two brothers who had their dream come true with the New York Yankees!
Zasheed, the eldest of the two, lives with a condition known as Sickle Cell Anemia. He is a high school student and avid sports fan, especially of baseball and the New York Yankees. He is currently receiving blood transfusions every three weeks at Novant’s Hemby Children’s Hospital in Charlotte. He has battled this diagnosis since birth, but his infectious spirit has not been tainted.
Zebulon, the younger of the two, lives with Cerebral Palsy. Zebulon endures daily difficulties and requires assistance from his loving mother. Due to being wheelchair bound and completely dependent upon his mother’s care, he is unable to perform in normal activities especially those involving sports. Both of these young boy’s lives are affected daily, but their love of life has not and will not be defeated.
A dream come true!
Tuesday, September 24th was truly an amazing day for these two young boys. The morning started off with a limousine pickup and transport to the Charlotte Airport. The family and Dream Team crew took an early morning flight, in first class, bound for New York City! Upon arrival, they were greeted with a sign from Elegant Transportation for their transport needs while in the city. After seeing some of the New York sights, the crew headed to Hard Rock Cafe for a delicious lunch, and afterwards to The MLB Fan Cave for some playtime and a tour! They ended the afternoon and evening living out their sports dreams at Yankee Stadium. While there, they were able to take a tour of the stadium, Monument Park, watch batting practice, and venture onto the field to meet the New York Yankee players! Great food, great seats, and a great time was had by all!
There are several people and organizations we would like to thank for making this Dream Experience possible: The New York Yankees Organization, Dave Hays of NYY, Ben Tuliebitz of NYY, Mike Dascal & The Crossfit Community of Charlotte, Novant Hemby Children’s Hospital Staff, The Courtyard Marriott at LaGuardia, Under Armour, Elegant Transportation of New York, Donald Wilson, Themba Imagery, Paul Kuo & Mark Leinweaver of Beverly Hills Sports Council, Jeff Heckelman at Major League Baseball (MLB Fan Cave)