For fans of basketball, walking out onto the court trying to make a half-court shot is exciting. One man made an amazing half-court shot during Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angles Lakes game that was even more special than normal as he will use his winnings to pay for his wife’s cancer treatments.
On Tuesday night, Heath Kufahl was the lucky fan who was pulled from the stands between the third and fourth quarters. He was handed a jersey to wear and the ball, Kufahl made the exciting shot.
As the ball swished through the net, the thousands of fans in the Chesapeake Energy Arena went wild. The Christian Heritage Academy volleyball and basketball coach won $20,000.
The Oklahoman reported that Kufahl already knew how he was going to spend the money. He will be using the money towards the mounting medical bills for his wife.
His wife Jenni was diagnosed with Stage 3 colon cancer five months ago. The couple has seven kids to take care of and the winnings will go a long way financially for them.
Jenni said it was a higher power was responsible for the shot and the winnings. “It took awhile for it to kick in.”
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