Everything stopped as 10-year-old Amaris Jackson entered the Washington Wizards practice gym.
The team was excited to welcome a special guest to shoot-around at the Verizon Center before Saturday night’s game against the Milwaukee Bucks. Little did they know she was about to become a teammate.
Jackson was diagnosed with renal cell carcinoma, a kidney cancer, in May 2013. Since then, she’s had two surgeries to remove two tumors, undergone two months of chemotherapy — she finished a round last Friday — and will have another surgery this week to remove a small tumor in her lungs.
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