Dwight Howard: An Old Lady’s ‘Bottle of Medicine’

by September 08, 2010

The Orlando Sentinel has the story of a dying old woman, whose final wish was to meet the big fella. Wish granted: “Her bucket list included just one item. Kay Kellogg didn’t want to climb the Eiffel Tower. Or run a marathon. Or jump out of an airplane. She just wanted to have a nice conversation with her hero. ‘Dwight Howard is just such a precious, wonderful kid,’ she says. ‘Whenever I watch him play, he just makes me feel good inside.’ And for a woman who feels so bad inside most of the time, this is quite an accomplishment for Dwight. You think leading the league in rebounding and blocked shots is difficult? Try leading the cancer ward in smiles elicited and hearts warmed … A few weeks ago, her daughter, Arian Clute, had an idea. She contacted the Magic and told them that her mother had but one wish before she died: She wanted to meet Dwight. And, so, a few days ago, Dwight showed up at her door step. He was supposed to spend 30 minutes and ended up staying nearly two hours. ‘He has become my 7- foot-tall bottle of medicine,’ Kay says. They laughed and talked and talked and laughed.”