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LeBron James sends generous gift to fan

Posted February 04, 2016 in Articles

Author: Wale Aliyu, WKYC

BEACHWOOD, OHIO - BEACHWOOD, Ohio -- Sometimes all you have to do is ask, and you might receive. Sometimes you'll receive more than you can ask or imagine. The LeBron James Foundation and the Cleveland Cavaliers teamed up to make one man's dream come true. Walter Robinson, who lives at Menorah Park, a center for senior living, was lying in bed when he got the surprise. It moved him to tears. Robinson received a LeBron James basketball practice shoe and tickets to watch a Cavaliers game for him and his daughter with special accommodations on March 7. In a note, LeBron James thanked Walter for his support and urged him to never give up. It included one of LeBron's "I Promise" bracelet. This all came about as a result of a dream submitted to the D.R.E.A.M. team at Menorah Park. The staff there tells their clients you're never too old to dream. "We sent some emails to the Cavs, and then within a few days they got back to us. Some dreams will take a little longer but this particular one did not," said Menorah Park Public Relations Media Specialist Sherry Gavanditti. "We've had hundreds of dreams come true. They have ranged from having Steven Tyler call to having a helicopter ride across the city. We had a woman who found her fame because she was on billboards in 17 states and a commercial."

LeBron James Foundation surprises Walter Robinson with a new pair of Nike shoes.

She says there's a woman who has a dream to get on her own radio show, and another resident who wants to meet two of the band members from the Beatles. If you ask Robinson anything related to basketball, you'll probably get the same answer. "LeBron James," said Robinson. "My father has wanted to see a Cavs game for the longest time. When he found out the LeBron was coming back, he was super excited," said his daughter Madilin Robinson. A series of strokes have impaired Walter Robinson's speech and maneuverability, but it didn't hinder his ability to dream. Donors have been putting smiles on the faces of residents here since their dream initiative started in 2002. "When we make a dream come true, we move onto the next one, but if Walter says he wants the other shoe, that might be a little hard to do," said Gavanditti. "I don't know if LeBron is going to give up both of them." The shoe normally stays on his shelf but he watched Wednesday night's game against the Hornets with the shoe in his lap.

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