Kentucky's Willie Cauley-Stein takes young fan on lunch date
Even during what must be one of the biggest weeks of his life, Kentucky forward Willie Cauley-Stein took time out for a special fan.
The Final Four-bound Wildcats are awaiting Saturday night's game against Wisconsin, but Cauley-Stein met with four-year-old Olivia, a young girl with cerebral palsy, at the Child Development Center of the Bluegrass in Lexington, Ky., on Monday.
The back story? Olivia previously said in a video that she wanted to marry Cauley-Stein.
Some of you may know our wonderful friend Olivia but for those who haven't had the pleasure of meeting Olivia, here's a little bit about her. Olivia is one of the most vivacious, happy, loving, and upbeat 4 year olds I've ever met. I've been blessed to be able to work along side her for about a year and a half. Not a day has gone by that I haven't seen her light up a room and put smiles on everyones face whom she crosses paths with. Olivia also has CP (cerebral palsy). I've been able to witness first hand just how much progress she has made and how hard she works on a daily basis on everyday tasks most of us take for granted. The other day when I was talking with Olivia and her wonderful Grammy, she told me a secret. Since then, it has become a goal to make sure it happens. For all that Olivia has taught me and brought into my life, as well as everyone's life she brightens. Olivia's secret: she wants to marry Willie Cauley-Stein :) Now, my goal is to grab the attention of famous Wildcat and set up a meeting for her. Please help us by sharing this and the video to make it happen! She has brought so much joy into every life she's touched, help us return the favor! #ForTheLoveOfOlivia #BBN #strivefornine #wildforthecats #williecauleysteinPosted by Caitlin Nugent on Tuesday, March 24, 2015
As the CDCB's Facebook post says, CBS will air a feature on Olivia and Cauley-Stein after the tournament on "March Madness Confidential."
- Mike Fiammetta