High School Student Shoots Hoops for 24 Hours to Raise Money for Mom's Cancer Treatment
A teenager who lives just north of Boston played hoops for 24 hours in a local gym, not to improve his free throw shots, but rather to save lives.
The high school senior, Michael Slonina, was sidelines with an ankle injury that went misdiagnosed for years means. As a result, he can't play competitively for the team, but he took his passion for basketball and turned it into something good.
About a year ago, Slonina's mother was diagnosed with a brain tumor and doctors feared it was cancer. To help out, Slonina geared up and went to the gym for 24 hours, shooting baskets, to raise money for the tumor center at Mass. General Hospital and for research that could save his mother's life.
Here's his story: