WolvesCare Hero In The Making: Spencer Meyers
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Spencer Meyers has had a lot to overcome at 12 years old. He’s dealt with leukemia, vocal cord paralysis and epilepsy, but he’s more concerned about when Kevin Love will be able to play again.
Spencer was recognized as a Hero In The Making, part of the FastBreak Foundation’s WolvesCare month presented by C.H. Robinson Worldwide. At every home game this month, a child persevering through a life-threatening or long-term illness will be honored on the Target Center floor and given the chance to see a Wolves game from a suite, meet their favorite players and take home some Wolves garb.
Spencer was diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia at the age of four. He spent the next few years in and out of Children’s Hospital with numerous complications. Now, at age 12, Spencer has vocal cord paralysis from one of the chemotherapy drugs he received and has laser surgery every year to help treat the effects.
Spencer was recently diagnosed with epilepsy – but that doesn’t stop him from persevering and playing in many basketball leagues.
His mom asked him if he realized how big this honor is, and he simply beamed in the middle of the Target Center as he received a jersey of fellow point guard, Ricky Rubio.
Spencer’s life has been incredibly challenging, but from the smile on his face at center court and his vigor and enthusiasm, it’s clear that he doesn’t let anything drag him down. It’s a life lesson everyone should employ: Make the best out of each day and live with conviction. That, and never stop playing basketball.
WolvesCare month, presented by C.H. Robinson Worldwide, turns the FastBreak Foundation's attention to some of the Timberwolves' smallest fans, but those with the biggest hearts: children suffering with terminal of long-term illness. Through events at Target Center and around the community, the Foundation works to support and encourage these courageous children and their families, as well as raise awareness for some of the illnesses that impact their lives.
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