54-year-old Michael Quin lives in Springfield, Missouri and he has quite a bit of brain damage from a series of falls that started about six years ago.
Then in 2010, he went blind, but through it all, Michael refused to give up playing BASKETBALL.
He practices by having someone stand under the basket and call his name, so he knows where it is…and apparently he’s a pretty good shot.
Because on Saturday, Michael was picked for a contest where he got to take a three-point shot during halftime at a college basketball game and he MADE IT.
Obviously, the crowd went absolutely NUTS when it happened. And for making the shot, Michael won free McDonald’s for a YEAR.
Established in 2002, Bert’s Big Adventure is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides a magical, all-expenses-paid, five-day journey to Walt Disney World® for children with chronic and terminal illnesses and their families. To qualify for Bert’s Big Adventure, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.
Following the annual trip, Bert’s Big Adventure provides year-round support through initiatives such as the Reunion Adventures, the Fairy Godparent volunteer program and additional charitable services. The trip and programs create a community of families that establish lasting friendships with others facing similar challenges.