Meet Zasheed & Zebulon, two brothers who had their dream come true with the New York Yankees!
Meet Zasheed: 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.
Meet Zebulon: 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!
Zasheed and Zebulon along with their family had a very special opportunity that will forever be ingrained in their minds and hearts. They were able to experience the beauty of Yankee Stadium, and to be surrounded by the memories of past and present legends, which was unforgettable for this family…truly a DREAM COME TRUE!
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
Elegant Transportation of New York
Paul Kuo & Mark Leinweaver of Beverly Hills Sports Council
Jeff Heckelman at Major League Baseball (MLB Fan Cave)