Parker twins headed to Tebow's 'Night to Shine'

February 06, 2018 12:58 PM

COLONIE – It’s called "Night to Shine" but it means much more to Benjamin Parker and his family. For them, it’s a prom he may never have otherwise.

"It's going to be amazing," said Ben. "I'm going to love it."

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Ben is a manager with the Christian Brothers Academy basketball team, a team his brother George, a freshman, plays on.

"I am cheering the team on, I'm running some plays with them and they all are a good team," said Ben.

Shortly after that, Ben will have yet another brain surgery at Boston Children’s Hospital. But that’s after he sports his tuxedo with purple tie. George is going as a buddy to support those attending.

"It's crazy," said George. "He's a miracle. We love him…I signed up because I just love helping people with special needs and I can relate because my brother is special needs. And I would think that people should come because it's just a great cause to help people out."

Click here for more on Tim Tebow's "Night to Shine."

Their parents George and Carrie Parker are very proud.

"I think it's a great opportunity for these kids because a lot of kids don't have what the typical schools provide being special needs," said Carrie. "And it just makes them feel equally important."

Said dad: "To have a set of twins and then one of them diagnosed…Not to walk and talk and he's out here shooting free throws for CBA. That says it all to me.

"His strength just keeps giving us strength. We just keep pushing along."


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