This Is Hands Down The Best Feel-Good Sports Story Of The Year. Just... WOW

January 26, 2014

17 year-old cancer survivor Spencer Wilson hit the biggest shot of his life. But to fully appreciate this moment, you need to know about the events leading up to the miracle shot.


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The game was against their archrivals. Coach Thompson told each player to pick someone to dedicate the game to -- could be an uncle, a grandpa, one kid picked his parents. They all joined the exercise, but safe to say no one took it more seriously than Spencer. He picked his friend Josh Rominger.


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Spencer and Josh were two great friends with one lousy thing in common: they both had cancer. The difference was Spencer beat his, and Josh didn't. He died nine months ago.


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Before the game, Spencer wrote a letter to Josh's mom, explaining what they were doing and why he would be playing for Josh.


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"His joy illuminated the room, and it was always apparent to me that he was special," Spencer wrote. "Just wanted to let you know the impact your son has on my life still to this day. I will never forget him."

Spencer says he still thinks about Josh every day. That's why this opportunity meant so much to him.


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With two seconds left on the clock, Bishop down by a point and their archrivals at the free-throw line, Bishop needed a miracle. And that's exactly what they got.

Source: CBS News

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