Jun 4, 2014
Pennsylvania HS Team Rallies to Help Boy With Special Needs

From MyFoxPhilly.com

A Pennsylvania high school basketball team is rallying to help one of their biggest fans. He’s a 12-year-old boy with special needs.

Gabe Da Costa loves basketball, and it’s helped him forge a special bond with the players on the high school team his dad coaches. Now, Gabe’s family needs help, and the team is charging to their rescue.

The first thing you might notice when you meet 12-year-old Gabe Da Costa is his wheelchair. However, spend a few minutes with him, and all you’ll all come to see is that mega-watt smile, which dazzles when his dad Tony’s high school basketball players from Faith Christian Academy walk into the room.

“He comes to ever Saturday practice he’s always around we always try to involve him, said player Danny Ziccardi.

“Because I coach basketball. He obviously loves the sport he likes to watch, said Tony Da Costa.

The players are like big brothers. So when the team found out Gabe’s family needs help affording a special exercise bike for their son to help manage his cerebral palsy, they immediately set out to raise the $6, 000 needed to buy it.

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Pennsylvania HS Team Rallies to Help Boy With Special Needs

From MyFoxPhilly.com

A Pennsylvania high school basketball team is rallying to help one of their biggest fans. He’s a 12-year-old boy with special needs. Gabe Da Costa loves basketball, and it’s helped him forge a special bond with the players on the high school team his dad coaches. Now, Gabe’s family needs help, and the team is charging to their rescue. The first thing you might notice when you meet 12-year-old Gabe Da Costa is his wheelchair. However, spend a few minutes with him, and all you’ll all come to see is that mega-watt smile, which dazzles when his dad Tony’s high school basketball players from Faith Christian Academy walk into the room. “He comes to ever Saturday practice he’s always around we always try to involve him, said player Danny Ziccardi. Because I coach basketball. He obviously loves the sport he likes to watch, ” said Tony Da Costa. The players are like big brothers. So when the team found out Gabe’s family needs help affording a special exercise bike for their son to help manage his cerebral palsy, they immediately set out to raise the $6,000 needed to buy it.

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