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A basketball hoop for 14 y/o William who uses sports as an emotional outlet

Posted Jun 15, 2016

William would like a basketball hoop. Through all of his struggles he has been able to use sports as way to deal with his emotions and still remain successful. He plays high school football and basketball, and sometimes the only way he can wind down after school is playing basketball outside. Recently in a storm his hoop broke and he hasn't been able to afford to replace it. Can you help William get a new hoop so he can remain successful? He depends on this outlet to release emotional tension, and it also helps him build social skills as he plays with neighbors.

William is 18 years old and lives in Harrisonburg, VA

William has been in foster care for four years. During that time he has had to process difficult emotions from his past and current transitions and losses. During this time he has worked really hard at school and has earned high grades in all his classes, even earning a nomination to get a full ride scholarship to a local college. William doesn't know what he wants to be when he grows up, but he does know he wants to be the first person in his family to complete college. Through all of his struggles he has been able to let off emotional steam and remain successful by playing sports.

The Wish Story

One Simple Wish grants the wish for William! Thanks One Simple Wish.

One Simple Wish sends the gift to the DePaul Community Resources - Harrisonburg, VA for William.

DePaul Community Resources - Harrisonburg, VA receives the wish!

William receives the gift from her case worker!

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