Ohio State Reveals Slam Dunk Wish

Ohio State Buckeyes won the game with a slam dunk with their big reveal for Kids Wish Network’s Wish Kid Carson. Not only did he and his family get courtside seats to watch his favorite basketball team practice. After watching the Buckeyes practice and touring The Schottenstein Center and locker room, the Buckeyes Head Coach, Chris Holtmann and Director of Basketball Operations David Egelhoff revealed to Carson that he would be going to Disney World as a part of his wish, with tickets for his entire family. Carson was ecstatic about his wish as he had always wanted to visit Disney World.

Kids Wish Network sent Carson and his family to the first game of the season for the Ohio State Buckeyes with the help of their director of basketball operations, David Egelhoff. The family was even able to tour the locker room as well as meet some of the players and get their autographs. Among the many players Carson got to meet Greg Oden, a former number one overall NBA draft pick for the Portland Trail Blazers and current student coach for the Buckeyes. The family got plenty of great photos to remember Carson’s special wish by.

Carson, who loves basketball and Disney was diagnosed with cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and occipital encephalocele. He was just 5 months old when doctors found a hole in the back of his skull, resulting in over 20 surgeries in total.

Kids Wish Network flew Carson and his family to Orlando, Florida for his wish. Carson got a park hopper pass so that he could get the full Disney experience. Carson met plenty of his favorite Disney characters including, Mickey Mouse, Woody, and a few of his favorite Star Wars characters. Carson was invited to dine at Paddlefish, Longhorn Steakhouse, and Bahama Breeze but because he was so exhausted after his exciting time at the parks he was unable to attend.


Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Carson’s dreams become a reality:

  • Ohio State Buckeyes
  • Westgate Lake Resort & Spa
  • Bahama Breeze
  • Paddlefish

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