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“Miracle child” practices dribbling while little brother cheers him on

Blake Helton of London, Kentucky was born with cerebral palsy, autism and epilepsy. He spent 105 days in the NICU and had four surgeries at UK. His dad calls him a “miracle child.”

And though Blake’s childhood has been difficult, he has Kentucky basketball dreams like every other 13-year-old boy in the Bluegrass. He watches all of the games on his tablet, whenever he’s not working on his own game. Here lately he’s been practicing his dribbling, and his dad shared an adorable video of his one-year-old brother, Alec, cheering him on.

Watch the video and let it put a big ol’ smile on your face today:

Go, Blake, go!

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for “Miracle child” practices dribbling while little brother cheers him on



  1. rickpitinoisavampire
    12:03 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Thanks for posting this Drew!
    I’m a father of a special needs child and this video warms my heart!



    • Ridge Runner
      12:07 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Your a special parent, Sir.



    • bigbluebanana
      5:30 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

      Bless your heart vampire. I know it cannot be easy, but the love and patience you have shown to your child means the absolute world to him/her.



  2. Ridge Runner
    12:06 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Awe… Good stuff there.



  3. dismore
    12:15 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome stuff.



  4. jstrunk
    12:18 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome video!!! Really enjoyed it!!!!



  5. lindamyers56
    1:24 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Wonderful stuff! ????



  6. Saiyanj717
    2:40 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    Awesome post!



  7. RealCatsFan
    3:27 pm January 17, 2019 Permalink

    To all of the folks out there who bear the cross of raising a special needs child, may the Lord bless you.