NC teen with cerebral palsy surprised with dream sports trip

VIDEO: Christian Heavner received VIP treatment during his send-off to see the New York Yankees.PlayWSOC
WATCH Teen with cerebral palsy surprised by classmates with dream sports trip

A North Carolina teenager and sports fanatic living with cerebral palsy was surprised by his classmates on Tuesday with a dream sports trip to New York City.

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All of the bells and whistles were pulled out to give Christian Heavner a proper send-off on a trip to watch the New York Yankees in action on their home field.

Heavner was driven in a stretch limo that was accompanied by a police escort. He also got to meet his favorite Yankees.

A student group known as the Junior Dream team raised almost $10,000 to pay for the experience.

“He’s a very good, bright young man,” Heavner’s stepfather, John Basile, told ABC affiliate WSOC-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Heavner, a senior at Cabarrus High School, expressed his gratitude for the people who made his dream possible.

“We have the best school in the state of North Carolina,” he said.

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