NC teen with cerebral palsy surprised with dream sports trip

Christian Heavner received VIP treatment during his send-off to New York.

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.