Ben Simmons Makes Dream Come True for Young Boy With Cerebral Palsy

Ben Simmons hasn’t played a game yet for the Philadelphia 76ers but is already making an impact on young fans. Recently, Simmons took time out of his busy schedule to meet up with one of his biggest fans, Tyler Osowski, a 12-year-old from Prospect Park who is legally blind and suffers from cerebral palsy.

The idea started when Tyler reached out to FOX 29’s, Dawn Timmeney, in hope to meet him one day, and after seeing the No. 25 (Simmons Number) painted all over his room, Timmeney took to social media to try and make his dream come true. Soon enough, Simmons got back to her and the meet was set.

Tyler and his family were invited to the 76ers practice facility in Camden, NJ to shoot some hoops with his favorite player and get to know him a little better.

When asked about why he liked Simmons so much Tyler had an easy answer, “I just like the fact that when he’s on the court he knows what to do with the ball and he does good moves. He gets buckets easily”.

The day was filled with laughter, smiles, and highlight alley oops from Tyler to Ben Simmons. It was capped the day off by Simmons signing jerseys, hats, and even a signature pair of his size sixteen shoes.

Both will go on to remember this day forever and Simmons even said that he now has a new friend for life.

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