PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia 76ers teamed up with the Make-a-Wish Foundation to give a Philadelphia teen the night of a lifetime.
Marquan Graham Young, 16, was diagnosed with Becker Muscular Dystrophy in 2010. That hasn’t stopped him from doing what he loves: playing video games, hanging out with his family, and rooting for the 76ers.
When the Sixers and the Make-a-Wish Foundation heard about Marquan, they knew just what to do: the 76ers sent a limo to Marquan’s house to take him to his first-ever NBA game. When Marquan got to the arena he sat courtside and watched the team warm-up, before receiving a customized jersey from his favorite player: superstar rookie Ben Simmons.
And on top of all that, Marquan got to meet an All-Star and one of the best players in the entire league: “The Process” Joel Embiid.
It all added up to a night neither Marquan nor the 76ers are likely to forget anytime soon.