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Hereford Middle School student makes a friend's dream a reality
5/31/12

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David Serra, an eighth grader at Hereford Middle School, lost his close friend Riley Davis to a four-year battle with leukemia December 28, 2011.  Riley loved basketball and his dream was to create his own basketball shoes.  David took it upon himself to make Riley's dream come true.  David contacted Under Armour and with their support created, "The Bulldog", a pair of basketball shoes covered with symbols and images that represent Riley and some of his favorite things.  "I can't cure cancer," David states, "which is really what I wish I could do, to have saved Riley.  But maybe in some small way Riley could live on, through his dream."  David and Under Armour launched  "The Bulldog" May 17, 2012. Regarding their experience, Melissa Serra, David's mother stated, "I wish everyone could have witnessed our experience! I know Riley was smiling down on us."

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Story and photos submitted by Timothy Thomas, library media specialist
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