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D-Rose grants a wish

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Make-A-Wish Foundation is a non-profit organization that helps kids with life-threatening medical conditions fulfill their wishes. Whatever they want, being a firefighter for a day, drinking hot chocolate with Santa or meeting their favorite athlete. It's a fantastic charity (you can learn more about them here), and recently they called the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Hunter Simmons is an 18-year-old from California and is battling leukemia. You'd think a kid from California would be a Kobe, Steph or Blake fan. Not this kid, he is a D-Rose fan. Last night, his wish was granted as he met with D-Rose before the game.

In a short conversation, we got to see Derrick support him and talk about facing adversity. D-Rose is still one of the most popular players in the game despite a long absence due to injury and a complicated way back to competitive basketball, and this meeting shows a lot of why that's the case.

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There's always gonna be challenges, that's why I always remember. When you go through life, everything is not going to be perfect. It's always gonna be a challenge, always gonna be something to overcome. Those struggles, you ain't going through it by yourself, bro.

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