Joseph Brunelle, who was born with spina bfida, is the 14-year-old manager of the Vickery Creek (Cumming, Ga.) Middle School basketball team. As a way of thanking Brunelle for his support, Vickery Creek and Pinecrest Academy players planned an incredible surprise for him last month.
At the end of the third quarter, Vickery Creek players presented Brunelle, who competes in a community wheelchair basketball league, with a No. 20 jersey. That's when the real surprise began.