Yitzi Teichman is an 18-year-old Los Angeles Lakers fan like any other, except for the fact he's fighting brain cancer.
Teichman is a native Californian who currently lives in Baltimore. Last night, he not only got to watch his team in Los Angeles, he became a full-fledged member of the organization.
He was signed to a one-day contract thanks to the Make-A-Wish Foundation, and, despite the Lakers losing the game, he couldn't have been more ecstatic about his experience.
He was also extremely thankful for what Make-A-Wish did for him.
In addition to getting autographs and other goodies, Teichman, who said his first word as a baby was "Kobe," shot around with the Lakers before the game started.
When he was younger, Teichman nearly went blind after a tumor in his brain started bleeding. He reportedly suffered damage to a nerve in his face and soon underwent cancer treatment.
His remarkable positivity is inspiring to say the least.
Kobe Bryant was extremely impressed with the Lakers' most recent acquisition, saying,
This was one night Yitzi Teichman will never forget.
Citations: The Lakers sign Make-A-Wish recipient Yitzi Teichman for one night, giving them a win (Los Angeles Times)