The Washington Wizards will grant the wish of 10-year-old Amaris Jackson and sign her to a one-day contract Saturday.
In conjunction with the Make-A-Wish Mid-Atlantic Foundation, the Wizards will sign Jackson, a D.C. resident who is battling a rare kidney cancer called renal cell carcinoma, prior to Saturday’s home game against the Milwaukee Bucks. In addition to taking part in the team’s pre-game shootaround and a individual workout with Wizards assistant coach Ryan Saunders, Jackson will lead the team onto the court for Saturday’s game and take part in various in-game activities.
The move comes a couple weeks after Wizards guard John Wall helped grant the wish of Damiyah Telemaque-Nelson, a little girl from Washington who is battling Burkitt’s lymphoma. The two sent a video request to Nicki Minaj in hopes of setting up a meeting with the rapper and wearing one of her pink wigs.
In February, the Philadelphia 76ers signed teenager Kevin Grow, who suffers from Down Syndrome, to a two-day contract.