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Sport Pistons do great thing on magical night by honoring some real superheroes

18:24  12 january  2020
18:24  12 january  2020 Source:   freep.com

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I was in a room with 24 real-life superheroes, a group of kids who have shown incredible strength and courage battling illnesses and life-threatening conditions.

“Let me introduce you to somebody amazing,” I said to Detroit's Tony Harrison, the former WBC light middleweight champion, who stood in the corner of the room. “This is Tommy Schomaker. He was born with half a heart and had a heart transplant when he was 8 years old.”

“You are Tony Stark!” Harrison said.

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Schomaker smiled, understanding the Marvel comics reference.

“Iron Man!” Tommy said.

We were on the second floor of the Detroit Pistons practice facility on Friday night before an amazing, inspirational charity event that raised money for Wish Upon a Teen and Motor City Movement — two non-profit organizations that do great things for sick kids in Metro Detroit.

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“But there’s more,” I said to Harrison. “He had to take anti-rejection drugs for his heart, which kept him alive, but the drugs caused cancer. But after six months of chemo, his scans are clear. It’s gone.”

Harrison lit up.

“Keep battling!” Harrison said, looking into Tommy’s eyes. “You are a champion.”

Harrison and Tommy kept talking and a connection began to grow between them, two experienced brawlers — one who fights in a ring and the other who has been battling for his life. You could see the mutual respect and admiration. Harrison offered to help Tommy train at his gym in Detroit to get his strength back and gave Tommy his phone number.

“Awesome!” said Tommy, 19, from Rochester Hills.

“He’s gotta get in shape,” Colleen, his mother, said. “God is good.”

“Let’s go man!” Harrison said.

“I’m so ready!” Tommy said, beaming.

“Let’s get him starting to use these!” Harrison said, holding up his fists.

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'Do something fun!'

Tommy wore a Detroit Pistons "Bad Boys" T-shirt and had to change clothes for a fashion show. He went down a flight of stairs and walked across the Pistons' practice court, which had been transformed into something almost unbelievable. The Henry Ford Detroit Pistons Performance Center looked like a fancy banquet facility with tables covered with white cloth. There were food stations, an open bar, a piano and a long, lighted runway.

Tommy went to a dressing room, where a group of kids were waiting to put on clothing they had picked out from Saks Fifth Avenue, ranging from sequins to street clothes.

Each one of the children was paired with a local athlete or celebrity to walk down the runway. But the best part was watching the athletes interact with the kids behind the scenes. Because it was so revealing and offered a view we don't get to see very often.

Andre Drummond, the Detroit Pistons center, was talking to Ava Jabczenski, 10, from Allen Park, who has a rare brain cancer. Drummond was trying to choreograph their walk down the runway.

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“Do you have a favorite move?” Drummond asked.

Drummond was smiling and acting silly, mimicking a fashion model walking down a runway, swaying his hips and Ava smiled.

“Let’s do something fun!” Drummond said.

Reggie Jackson, the Pistons guard, was talking to Darin Clayborn, who was diagnosed with Hodgkin's lymphoma. They were practicing a handshake that they planned to do at the end of the runway. Jackson quickly turned it into a competition. He was going to come up with the most entertaining moment on the runway, and he started talking trash. “You all are gonna be second place!”

You could write a book about everything these kids have overcome. One is living at the Ronald McDonald House, waiting to have surgery. Another has a brain tumor. And another announced she was cancer free.

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“Hot!” Michael screamed into the microphone.

Heart of a fighter

Music blared, as Tommy walked down the runway with the Pistons' Tony Snell.

Tommy was diagnosed with Stage 4 leukemia last summer. The cancer was in his bone marrow and had spread throughout his body. He underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy and spent more than 100 days at the University of Michigan’s C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor — at the time he was supposed to be starting his freshman year at Michigan State. But he took a deferment because the chemotherapy was brutal. At one point, he became septic and faced a medical emergency. At another point, he had painful sores from his mouth through his digestive track. He couldn’t eat, couldn’t swallow, had extreme nausea and was on a morphine pain pump.

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While at the hospital, Wish Upon a Teen redecorated his room in Pistons and Lions and it helped lift his mood. The organization got him hooked up with the Lions, and he became friends with punter Sam Martin. Sports became a diversion. College football, the Lions, the Pistons, video games and constant visits from his family and friends helped him get through it.

“He never once said, ‘I can’t do this,’ ” Colleen said. “Or, 'I give up.' Or, 'It’s too much.' ”

Tommy reached the end of the runway and broke into a smile. It was radiant. He loves life and considers it a gift. He exudes gratitude and optimism, focusing on the joy, not his hardships. He is both an inspiration and a walking life lesson, strengthened by a deep Christian faith. It’s impossible not to see the good in humanity when you are talking to him. It’s impossible not to feel inspired.

Everything about this event felt that way.

While it was cool to see former Pistons star Earl Cureton strutting down the runway, or current Piston Luke Kennard showing off a ton of personality, or Spike from the Mojo show cracking jokes, this night was about celebrating real courage, real strength and trying to raise money to help the next set of kids.

As the fashion show ended, all 24 kids returned to the runway, this time wearing superhero capes, fittingly enough, as the athletes and celebrities melted into the background.

Caleb Carroll, a young singer from Metro Detroit, who is a star in the making, was singing the perfect song:

Everybody stood and applauded, and a man near the runway was dabbing tears from his face.

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“Are you a parent?” I asked.

“No,” he said. “Some things just really hit you hard.”

It’s almost impossible to comprehend how these kids have suffered, or everything their families have gone through. But for one night, the Pistons turned their practice basketball court into something magical, and these athletes took time to connect with these amazing kids, and something inspiration filled the air

You couldn’t help but get swept up in the emotion, all the goodness and possibility.

Tommy went backstage and Snell gave him a jersey and four tickets to a game. The light hit Tommy just right and you could see some stubble on his head. His hair is starting to grow back, which is the most wonderful thing.

It’s a sign of life and hope.

Contact Jeff Seidel: jseidel@freepress.com. Follow him on Twitter @seideljeff. To read his recent columns, go to freep.com/sports/jeff-seidel.

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