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Playing Basketball with Dirk Nowitzki Helped Me Turn My Life Around

Anna's wish was to meet Dirk Nowitzki, power forward for the Dallas Mavericks.
Most of her life, Anna has experienced headaches and dizzy spells. Doctors often speculated these were caused by stress or anxiety — perhaps even allergies. But in February 2016, Anna received a far more devastating diagnosis: She had a brain tumor. On Feb. 25, 2016, she endured six hours of life-saving brain surgery.

Nov 03, 2017

Playing Basketball with Dirk Nowitzki Helped Me Turn My Life Around

Anna's wish was to meet Dirk Nowitzki, power forward for the Dallas Mavericks.
Most of her life, Anna has experienced headaches and dizzy spells. Doctors often speculated these were caused by stress or anxiety — perhaps even allergies. But in February 2016, Anna received a far more devastating diagnosis: She had a brain tumor. On Feb. 25, 2016, she endured six hours of life-saving brain surgery.

Wish Wednesday: Slam Dunk Wishes

Although baseball takes the crown for America’s favorite pastime, basketball takes a humble second place — especially when March rolls around. Every year it’s impossible to make it through the month without hearing the words “bracket,” “final four” or “upsets.” We can thank March Madness for that.

Mar 18, 2015

Wish Wednesday: Slam Dunk Wishes

Although baseball takes the crown for America’s favorite pastime, basketball takes a humble second place — especially when March rolls around. Every year it’s impossible to make it through the month without hearing the words “bracket,” “final four” or “upsets.” We can thank March Madness for that.

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