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Saturday, January 29, 2011

20 Days and Counting to LA

What an unbelievable last couple of months! With the enormous generosity of so many awesome people, including the ten NBA teams who have contributed a total of almost 30,000 baskets, we are only a couple hundred baskets away from Justin reaching his goal of 63,000 baskets. Justin would like to extend his heartfelt thanks to the Washington Wizards, San Antonio Spurs, New Jersey Nets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Hornets, Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Memphis Grizzlies, and Los Angeles Lakers, and all of the other individuals who donated baskets, including most recently Harrison, Yasmin, and Noah! All of your collective efforts have helped to bring awareness to brain tumors and make Justin's dream come true. However, since Justin started this Quest, he wants to be the one who finishes it. As such, Justin will shoot the remaining 300 baskets over the next month in preparation for shooting the final basket at NBA Jam Session during NBA All-Star Week in Los Angeles. Details are still being worked out with our friends at the NBA, but I think it is safe to say that it is going to be a thrilling finale. We feel so lucky that Justin has this wonderful opportunity.Stay tuned for more details and thanks again from the entire Friedlander family!

Saturday, January 15, 2011


Justin is counting down the days to his last shot at the NBA All-Star game. He just received his official invitation to the NBA weekend festivities and he is so excited as am I. We both are going to this event. It is still a surprise who will be the person shooting the last basket with Justin. He is asking me every day and I have no idea. Justin is continuing to monitor the NBA teams who are shooting hoops for Justin's Quest and Justin is also adding baskets. We are getting down to the wire of this unbelievable journey. It will not be the end of Justin and our family trying to find a cure for brain tumors. Unfortunately for our family, we are still in the limbo and walking on eggshells. The good news is Justin is stable and it is a blessing. We feel so lucky and we believe all the prayers that Justin continues to receive from so many people and his fight to help others continues to keep him safe. So he will continue to fight selflessly for not only himself but the whole brain tumor community.