McClain even wound up on the Jumbotron during one break in the second quarter. But the highlight of his night came before the game started, as he watched his favorite Celtics, Jeff Green and Kelly Olynyk, warm up just a few feet away.
This experience has been awesome I cant even explain how much this means, said Katee McClain, Drystans mother. He hasnt stopped smiling since he got here.
McClain, a patient of Boston Childrens Hospital, attended the game with his mother and uncle, Geoffrey McClain, as guests of the Amica Game Ball program, through which Amica Insurance has donated $218,000 to Boston Childrens during the last six seasons. Amica also donates balls autographed by Heinsohn to patients at Boston Childrens during each of the home games featured on Comcast SportsNet New England throughout the year.
McClain received his game ball from Vince Burks, communications director at Amica Insurance, in an on-court ceremony before the game.
Were proud to once again partner with Boston Childrens Hospital and Comcast SportsNet New England for the Amica Game Ball program, Burks said. It was our pleasure to spend the night with the McClains, and Drystans excitement made it all the more special.
McClain has a cyst on his brain that has been causing seizures since he was three years old. He is a patient in the neurology/epilepsy department at Boston Childrens Hospital, and even though he takes 19 pills a day to manage his seizures, he doesnt let his condition slow him down. Drystan, who loves sports, has won two straight state wrestling championships in his youth program. He even fundraises for Boston Childrens, asking for donations in lieu of birthday gifts to help as many kids as he can.