Elena Delle Donne Gives Back to Wilmington’s Ill Children

Original article from DelawarePublic.org

Former University of Delaware hoop star Elena Delle Donne stopped by First State School’s camp at Wilmington Hospital last Wednesday to inspire students on how she’s overcome the challenges presented by her battle with Lyme’s Disease.

Image from Christiana Care twitter page.

The one-time WNBA MVP and Olympic gold medalist admitted it can be frustrating.

“It’s been difficult, you know, doing such an active sport and also having a disease that sometimes knocks you off your feet and has you in bed,” Delle Donne said. “For me the toughest times were when it knocked me down so hard that I couldn’t play.”

“For them, I think seeing what she’s overcome and how positive she is and struggling through an illness for as long as she has and still being able to just get up every day and smile and be grateful for the things that she has, I think she’s a terrific role model for them,” Recreational Therapist Brittany Barnes said. “I think they take a lot out of this and really appreciate everything that she does.”

She told campers what helps her is setting small goals that eventually get her back onto the court.

Delle Donne did some basketball drills with the children, who use this camp to learn how to live healthy and be active despite chronic illnesses.

Elena is holding here own skills academy for boys and girls ages 7-15. On January 8th from 5:30pm-7:30pm at the Hocksessin Athletic Club.

Campers Receive:

  • A limited edition t-shirt
  • Signed poster of Elena.
  • Photo/Selfie with Elena.

Perfect gift for children this holiday season! Register here.

Featured image from Elena Delle Donne’s Instagram account.

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