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Kevin Durant Makes A Wish Come True

by Darnell Mayberry Modified: April 12, 2013 at 6:45 pm •  Published: January 8, 2013

Kevin Durant on Tuesday made an ill teenage boy’s wish come true when he visited him at The Children’s Center in Bethany for his birthday.

The Thunder star voluntarily responded to a tweet sent to him by The Children’s Center on Monday morning requesting a visit to the center to meet one of his biggest fans.

On Tuesday afternoon, 14-year-old Ramarcus Ervin got a surprise visit from the NBA’s three-time scoring champion.

“I wanted to meet Ramarcus as soon as possible,” Durant said in a statement. “I am very blessed I got this opportunity. He’s a great kid. To hear people say he’s a big fan means a lot to me.”

Ervin, who has limited motor function, requires 24-hour care due to his medical needs and must be on a ventilator. He’s been a patient at the center since he was 2 months old.

Durant gave Ervin a pair of autographed signature shoes, a signed Thunder jersey, a signed USA Basketball Olympic jersey and a signed copy of his movie, “Thunderstruck.’ Following the visit with Ervin, Durant toured the hospital and met with several other patients as well as employees.


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by Darnell Mayberry
OKC Thunder Senior Reporter
Darnell Mayberry grew up in Langston, Okla. and is now in his third stint in the Sooner state. After a year and a half at Bishop McGuinness High, he finished his prep years in Falls Church, Va., before graduating from Norfolk State University in...
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