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Loveland teen with chronic illness signs with Northern Kentucky University basketball team

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Loveland teen with chronic illness signs with Northern Kentucky University basketball team

Loveland teen with chronic illness signs with Northern Kentucky University basketball team

The university and Team IMPACT, a nonprofit that works to improve the lives of children facing chronic illnesses, hosted a signing ceremony Tuesday for 14-year-old Elijah Walters.

NEW AT SIX...THE NEWEST MEMBEROF N-K-U'S BASKETBALL TEAM ISMAKING A BIG IMPACT... ON ANDOFF THE COURT!COURT!MEET 14-YEAR-OLD ELIJAHWALTERS.THE LOVELAND TEEN WASDRAFTED IN A SPECIAL CEREMONYTODAY AT B-B-AND-T ARENA.WALTERS SUFFERS FROM A CHRONICCONDITION THAT AFFECTSBLOODFLOW TO HIS HIP JOINT...BUT THAT HASN'T KEPT HIM FROMDOING WHAT HE LOVES... PLAYINGSPORTS.COACH DARRIN HORN SAYSWALTERS IS IN INSPIRATION TOHIS TEAM..."This young man has come inhere and is fighting somethingthat is a daily battle forhim, and has had a greatattitude and has trulyinspired us.

He's been bypractice, our guys have hungout with him.

He and hisfamily have been great."great."WALTERS IS PART OF TEAMIMPACT -- AN ORGANIZATION THATWORKS TO IMPROVE THE LIVES OFCHILDREN JUST LIKE HIM.




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