Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is one of the most generous figures in the world of sports, and he was working overtime leading up to Christmas. Working through his Carmelo Anthony Foundation, he took a group of underprivileged kids to the movies last week:
Melo also went above and beyond to help 17-year-old Jarell Lara, who suffers from a rare form of cancer. Young Jarell is feeling better after 18 months of chemotherapy — his cancer is in remission — but his mother had to quit her job to care for her son. Enter Melo, who recently took the Lara family on a $2000 holiday shopping spree.
Then, on Christmas morning, he surprised the family at MSG with a new car:
Emotional moment when Melo gives car - w/ Garden of Dreams Foundation-Kia + his foundation - 2 Jarell Lara, 17, who has rare form of cancer pic.twitter.com/Zr5zXkScmN— Ohm Youngmisuk (@NotoriousOHM) December 25, 2016
As you can imagine, Jarell was overjoyed. Per MSGNetworks.com:
"It hasn't sunk in. It's a blessing from God. There are so many people [that] Carmelo Anthony can help, and he chose to help me. It's the greatest Christmas you could ask for."
"I'm a strong person," Jarell added. "I never thought I wouldn't make it. I had some tough days, but on those days, knowing Carmelo had my back helped me get through."
Sorry, but is it getting a little dusty in here?