Dream’s Day with the NY Knicks
For weeks, Dream could not stop talking about going to the Knicks Season Tip-Off. She even requested we go to her favorite fabric store to buy Knicks-colored tulle for a Knicks-inspired tutu. This summer after coming out of the ICU due to transplant complications, she received a video from Langston Galloway, then of the Westchester Knicks, which really brought hope to keep fighting past her circumstances.
The morning of the Tip-Off, Dream was filled with so much excitement! She was up before the sun ready to go and see the Knicks. Dream was dressed down in her Knicks attire with a poster in tote she designed to return cheer to Langston and his teammates! The Knicks took great care of The Dreamster upon entry with goodies, popcorn, and her own personal greeter that sat her courtside. There she saw all the action including legends John Starks and Larry Johnson. Dream was so happy to see Langston and was cheering from the sidelines! I remember becoming teary eyed in the midst of the scrimmage because I was so happy to see her happy and to just be there because of all that she’s fought through. I turned to Dream, I told her I was teary, and her response was, “Mommy, chill out!”
After the scrimmage was over Dream had another surprise. She had the opportunity to meet Langston in person and she is now forever his number one fan! She completely beams with joy when his name is mentioned. Watching the first game of the season tonight, Dream was screaming at the TV, “Go, Langston. Go!”
I’m so incredibly thankful that Dream had the opportunity to meet Langston as he will always represent in her eyes the cheer to keep going! Thank you to the Knicks for welcoming Dream into the family! Our home has officially been Knicks taped!
-Diana Lemon, Dream’s mom