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8-Year-Old Boy With Cerebral Palsy Drafted by the NBA for a Day, Thanks to Make-a-Wish

Charvis Brewer Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

The Make-a-Wish Foundation gave us one of the most inspiring and heartwarming stories of the year, when they transformed San Francisco into Gotham for the day, to grant 5-year-old Miles Scott's wish of becoming a superhero (watch the video here).           

So it's only fitting that we leave 2013 on another high note: Last week, Make-a-Wish granted another boy, Charvis Brewer's wish when the 8-year-old was drafted to the Memphis Grizzlies for a day.

Charvis is from Tennessee and has been a Grizzlies fan his whole life. He also has cerebral palsy and has been in a wheelchair since birth. But that didn't stop him from becoming a member of the team (H/T Buzzfeed).

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Charvis Brewer Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images

On December 29, Charvis attended a Grizzlies' practice where he met the whole team and was apparently calling the shots, giving the other players tips on what they should work on, reports My Fox Memphis

"Charvis doesn't get a chance to do stuff like regular kids," his mother, Colissia Brewer, said. "He has cerebral palsy, and he cannot walk so today, it's all about him."

"The smile on his face, it was a picture worth a thousand words," Miranda Harbor, Make-A-Wish's Director of Community Relations told Fox. "He was ecstatic, and we love to see these wonderful exciting moments for our wish kids when they get to see their wish come true." 

Yesterday, Charvis, along with his family, attended his team's game against the Chicago Bulls in Memphis. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies ultimately lost 95-91, but they scored some extra points in our book for making Charvis' dreams come true.

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