Carmelo Anthony Gifts New Car To 17-Year-Old With Cancer For Christmas


In the season of giving, Carmelo Anthony granted a Christmas wish to a 17-year-0ld with cancer and his family prior to the Knicks-Celtics game Christmas Day (Dec. 25). Melo partnered with the Garden Of Dreams Foundation to donate a brand new Kia Sorento to Jarrell Lara along with his parents, Anne and Fernando. This made for an emotional pre-game scene, containing all the feels, reminding us about the reason for the season.

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“This is the best Christmas I’ve ever had,” said Jarell, who just finished an intense 18-month chemotherapy session to put his rare form of cancer — Langerhans cell histiocytosis — in remission. “I’m going to go home and re-watch everything from today, and sit in the car.”

“He came over and told us he had something for us, and we thought it was a t-shirt or an autograph,” said Anne Lara who quit her job to care for her son. “And we went back and it was a car. I broke down and started to cry.”

Jarell and his family were treated to a $2,000 holiday shopping spree on behalf of the Garden Of Dreams Foundation on Wednesday (Dec. 21) where Anthony was in attendance, and invited the Laras to the Christmas day game.

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Check out the emotional reaction from the Lara family, as they had no idea about the gift they were about to receive. What an awesome moment.

Good man Melo!