Molly's Kids: Lenoir teen with Spina Bifida finds hope in wheelchair basketball

Molly's Kids: Lenoir teen with Spina Bifida finds hope in wheelchair basketball

LENOIR, NC (WBTV) - Great update.

You might remember this Lenoir teenager from July. Dylan Hall had 31 surgeries in his life, all connected to spina bifida. He had nerve damage from the knees down and loved sports, but couldn't play. He was always the ball boy. (Read July article here)

That post changed everything. His mom just wrote an excited update:

"Molly! Because of your #MollysKids post, we had a mom reach out with information about wheelchair basketball. We looked into it and Dylan is now part of the Charlotte Rollin' Hornets!"

Michelle went on to say they've met amazing families through the team AND Dylan gets to do something he loves. It's a bit of drive from Lenoir to Charlotte for Monday practices, but Michelle says it's worth every mile.

Earlier this month the team went to Georgia for the Big Peach Slam Jam Tournament.

Dylan's team won all 5 games.


"Without your story we would have never found out about this!" Michelle wrote. "Now I have to ask if you can help get word out about The Charlotte Rollin' Hornets? There are teams for children and adults. And, we really need sponsors. Even if it doesn't work to write about us again, I want you to know how happy Dylan is to be on a sports team where he gets to actually play."

Consider the word now out, Michelle.

Seeing Dylan so proud of himself is what it's all about.


**Editor's note: This is about one of #MollysKids, children WBTV Anchor Molly Grantham follows closely on her Facebook page. It was first published there, which is why it's written in a personal way. For years Molly has followed hundreds of kids with uphill medical battles. Find this story and updates on all #MollysKids here.**