Why do so many NBA teams want center Dwight Howard…including our Rockets? We want him so badly Papa John's Pizza, The egg and I, Firehouse Subs and Genghis Grill will give him free food for life…thanks Keith ;)!
Maybe it’s because he’s an awesome guy off the court. Check out how he made this precious 9 yr old girl’s life!
Dwight Howard seems like one of the good guys in all of sports. Howard took time out of his schedule to make an appearance on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
The episode revolved around 9-year-old Anaiah Rucker of Georgia, who tragically lost her leg and is currently wheelchair bound after being hit by a car. Rucker was struck by the vehicle after heroically pushing her younger sister out of the path of the oncoming car.
The accident left Anaiah in a wheelchair, and her family’s old house in Madison, Georgia, isn’t wheelchair-friendly. Anaiah, her sister, her mother and her grandmother – who were struggling financially before the medical bills – had been living in a rental home since the accident.
The people at Extreme Makover: Home Edition offered to build the Rucker family a new home, fly them to Disney World for vacation and let Anaiah meet Howard, her favorite basketball player.
(BTW he also donated $50,000 of his own money toward her medical expenses!!!)