Teen gets special gift from Hospice employees

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – An Overland Park teen, who is a big fan of basketball, gets a special gift from employees from the Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care and 810 Sports Radio.

Alexzander Greene, 14, suffers from a severe case of Arthrogryposis, a rare disorder that affects his joints.

The family became patients at Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care a little more than two weeks ago.  Employees there said when they met Greene, all he talked about was basketball.  They said with the tournament in town, they wanted to do something special for him.

Employees said they teamed up with 810 Sports Radio to get Greene and his mom two tickets to see the game live.

Greene said he was rooting for the Jayhawks.

His mother, LaTasha Smith, said he’s always been a big fan of basketball.  Greene said his favorite NBA team is the Miami Heat, and his favorite player is LeBron James. He said he also wants to be an NBA coach when he gets older.

Greene is the team manager for his middle school’s basketball team.

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