Young Kentucky Fan with a Severe Muscular Disorder Receives Support From Big Blue Nation

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On Twitter #GetBaileyOnSportsCenter is starting to trend, because of the support of a best friend simply trying to do a good deed and make Bailey Hamilton’s dream of being on SportsCenter come true.  Seemingly overnight, there has been over 10,000 retweets regarding #GetBaileyOnSportsCenter.  Hamilton received tweets from people around the world, including BBN, Kentucky Basketball signees Trey Lyles and Devin Booker, and even celebrities such as Justin Bieber have tweeted about Hamilton.

Hamilton suffers from a muscular disorder called Duchenne muscular dystrophy, which is a severe form of muscular dystrophy that effects muscle function and causes muscle weakness.  Since Hamiilton has been in Kindergarden, he has been diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy.  However, The Salem Leader, a local Indiana newspaper, reports that Hamilton was involved in various sporting events, such as soccer, tee ball and baseball, prior to his diagnoses.

Do to his muscular disorder, Hamilton must use a wheelchair, however that doesn’t stop him from supporting his favorite teams.  The Salem Leader reports Hamilton’s favorite teams are the Kentucky Wildcats, Indianapolis Colts and the Salem High School Loins.  Which the Salem Leader reports Hamilton as being a prominent figure at the Salem Lions football games.

A couple of members of BBN also took to Twitter to show their support of Hamilton.  Trey Lyles, also a native of Indiana, and Devin Booker tweeted to fans to show their support of Hamilton,

 

If you would like to help put Hamilton on SportsCenter simply tweet the hashtag #GetBaileyOnSportsCenter on Twitter.  Also, if you would like to read the original article by the Salem Leader click here.

Topics: Kentucky Wildcats

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