VIDEO: LA Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton Invites Julie Spurlock To Lakers Game
By Steve Wilson // December 5, 2016
Julie has been battling cancer since age 13
ABOVE VIDEO: Los Angeles Lakers Head Coach Luke Walton invites Julie Spurlock, a 16- year- old from Merritt Island that has been battling cancer since age 13, to LA to be his special guest for a Lakers game.
Lakers Star Jordan Clarkson Provides Words of Encouragement
Julie Spurlock, a 16- year- old from Merritt Island that has been battling cancer since age 13, continues to make friends in high places!
She was given the “all- clear sign” approximately one year ago, but relapsed and was diagnosed again this past summer.
A softball player that was once known for making things happen on the field, Julie is making things happen once again.
This fall, Julie was invited by Florida Governor Rick Scott to visit the state capital in Tallahassee.
In early November, then vice-presidential candidate Mike Pence invited Julie to the White House if he and Donald Trump were elected.
Now, it’s time for Julie to be thinking about another trip; this time to the West Coast!
In the videos sent to Julie, Los Angeles Lakers’ head coach Luke Walton invited her to LA to be his special guest for a Lakers game! Accompanying Walton’s message was a video of support from Lakers player Jordan Clarkson.
ABOVE VIDEO: Los Angeles Lakers Star Jordan Clarkson provides words of encouragement to Julie Spurlock, a 16- year- old from Merritt Island that has been battling cancer since age 13.
Walton played 10 seasons in the NBA as a forward, and won two NBA championships with the Lakers – and won one with the Golden State Warriors as an assistant coach.
Clarkson is one of the most exciting young players in the league, having made the NBA All-Rookie First Team two years ago.
Walton and Clarkson are both winners, and so is Julie Spurlock, who continues to garner support from all walks of life. In fact, “get well/keep fighting” clips are pouring in from all over the world. She has received clips from as far away as China, England, Vietnam and the south Pacific Island of Vanuata.
Stateside, some of the more recent videos of support have come from a cancer survivor and 7-time Olympian Shannon Miller; a former Florida Senate president, Mike Haridopolis; one of the best young female surfers in the world, Caroline Marks; and the Florida State University softball team.
In total, 62 video clips of support have come in for Julie.
Friends of Julie are on a mission to continue this endeavor. As Lisa Nicholas, one of those leading the charge said, “We will NOT stop until Julie is cancer free. Julie Spurlock is a winner. She will beat this disease. Then, and only then, will the videos stop.”
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