Philadelphia 76ers star James Harden has stepped as much as present monetary and emotional assist for one of many victims of the mass capturing at Michigan State University earlier this month that left three folks lifeless and several other others injured.
John Hao, a 20-year-old pupil, was shot within the again through the Feb. 13 assault in response to a GoFundMe that arrange on his behalf. Hao is paralyzed from the chest down and he has crucial accidents to his lungs. He stays within the intensive care unit and faces a signifcant restoration within the months and years forward.
When Harden heard that Hao is a big fan of his, he determined to do what he might to assist. In addition to the unspecified donation Harden made to Hao’s GoFundMe, which has raised almost $400,000 as of Saturday evening, the Sixers guard despatched a pair of game-worn footwear to his hospital room and spoke with him by way of video chat to attempt to cheer him up.
“Everything will work itself out, be sturdy, Harden mentioned. “You’re alright, you are alright. I promise you might be. I like while you’re smiling too. I like while you’re smiling, alright? I’m with you.
“I do know it is robust proper now however it’s a must to keep bodily sturdy, you realize what I imply? You simply gotta assume optimistic issues and maintain pushing and maintain combating. I acquired you. I acquired some presents for you too. I acquired some issues coming your approach, hopefully provide you with some encouragement and make you smile slightly bit, you realize what I imply? Let me know in the event you want the rest.”
Speaking to ESPN’s Andrews, Harden mentioned he was hopeful he might “brighten John’s day, even when it was only for one minute.” Harden has additionally given Hao his telephone quantity to allow them to keep in contact, and he is hopeful that sometime Hao might be a visitor of his at a recreation.