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Boy with Duchenne muscular dystrophy meets Harlem Globetrotter 

First Published      Last Updated Feb 07 2014 07:20 pm

(Lennie Mahler | The Salt Lake Tribune) Austin Bennett, a 12-year-old with Duchenne muscular dystrophy, watches Harlem Globetrotters player Buckets Blakes perform tricks with the basketball upon meeting him Friday, Feb. 7, 2014, at EnergySolutions Arena. Bennett will meet and watch the Harlem Globetrotters play the World All-Stars on Monday, Feb. 10, as a "bucket list" item fulfilled by the Children and the Earth charity.

Harlem Globetrotter Buckets Blakes meets with 12-year-old Austin Bennett and family to surprise them with tickets to meet and watch the Globetrotters as they face the World All-Stars on Monday. Bennett, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, received the tickets as a bucket list item fulfilled by the Children and the Earth charity, which seeks to fulfill wishes of children with terminal illness. The charity accepts donations at their website, www.childrenandtheearth.com.



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