(LEX 18) One True Blue fan will be watching the game Friday night and he has some special ties to one UK senior and his bride-to-be.
When Derek Willis proposed to girlfriend Keely Potts on "Senior Night, he nearly brought the house down.
While Willis and Potts started planning their wedding, they chose a little boy to join their wedding partyLearn more by following the links below:
A Special Bond
By Alex Risen, March 15, 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Derek Willis isn’t much of a talker. He’ll be the first to acknowledge he’s not outgoing and usually keeps to himself.
But there’s one friend in particular, a special Solid Blue fan, that’s bringing out a different side to Derek and keeping basketball in perspective for the junior forward.Read more here: http://www.wtvq.com/2016/03/15/a-special-bond/
Lexington boy with progeria, now 8, prepares to enter third grade and dance his way through 'Uptown Funk'
By Cheryl Truman, [email protected], July 20, 2015
Zach Pickard, the Lexington boy diagnosed with progeria as an infant, is now 8 years old and about to start the third grade at Stonewall Elementary. He is tiny, just 29 pounds and three feet tall but he is also mighty. Although progeria is a cruel disease — limiting growth and causing a raft of health problems — Zach is a whirlwind of chatter.
Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/living/family/article44611020.html#storylink=cpy
Zach Pickard at 7: Despite progeria, he is a 'champion'
By Cheryl Truman, [email protected] 21, 2014
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