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Dwight Howard has become "7- foot-tall bottle of medicine" for woman fighting cancer

Sep 8, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

Thumbnail image for dhoward_rebound.jpgKay Kellogg has it a lot tougher than Dwight Howard.

Kellogg doesn’t have Shaq and the Celtics or the Miami Heat to worry about. But she has cancer. Stage 3 Multiple Myeloma, and it is incurable.

She is also an Orlando Magic season ticket holder whose one wish was to meet Dwight Howard. Recently that happened, as reported in the Orlando Sentinel.

And, so, a few days ago, Dwight showed up at her door step. He was supposed to spend 30 minutes and ended up staying nearly two hours.

“He has become my 7- foot-tall bottle of medicine,” Kay says

They laughed and talked and talked and laughed…. And then he asked her why — why is he the only one on her bucket list?

She looked at him and said, “Because some people get a choir that sings them into heaven and some people get a chariot that rolls them into heaven. Not me. I want to be slam-dunked smack, dab into the middle of heaven by Dwight Howard.”

Forget the well-produced commercials and over-hyped PR events that all too often pass for NBA charity. This is really NBA Cares. This is Dwight Howard being real.

  1. johnmaine - Sep 8, 2010 at 2:06 PM

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  2. cmc - Sep 8, 2010 at 2:11 PM

    Dwight is one of the best character guys in sports. He’s a great guy.

  3. johnmaine - Sep 8, 2010 at 2:15 PM

    Season outlook for second-year NFL head coaches. Find out who’s on the hot seat: http://bit.ly/bAWXod

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