The University of Missouri Department of Athletics and Mizzou Basketball are proud to welcome Make-A-Wish
Missouri Wish Kid, Chanessey, to campus this weekend as she and her family spend two days with the undefeated Tigers.
known to her friends and family as "Boo", Chanessey, 17, and her family
will arrive at Mizzou Arena at 4:15 p.m.
on Friday to watch practice and spend time with the team and coaches. A
fiercely competitive all-around athlete during her playing career,
Chanessey, played multiple sports growing up before suffering a leg
injury in 2010 while on the softball diamond. The
injury ultimately led Chanessey to orthopedic specialists who found she
was suffering from Osteogenic Sarcoma, a form of bone cancer.
she played all sports, Basketball became her focus. Chanessey dreamed
of playing at the collegiate level and even
hoped one day to play in the WNBA. While she no longer plays basketball,
Chanessey remains active in the sport by serving as her high school
team's statistician. She also plays the trumpet with her high school
an awesome opportunity for us to spend some time with Chanessey and her
family," Interim Head Coach Tim Fuller said.
"Toughness comes in all forms and Chanessey is toughness personified. We
are so excited to have her on campus this weekend and can't wait to
have her as part of the Mizzou Basketball Family."
addition to her passion for basketball, Chanessey's experience with
professionals in the medical field has turned her
career focus to obtaining a degree in Radiology Technology and Medical
Imaging. Even with that new focus, Chanessey and her family still
maintain that same passion for Tiger Hoops.
Tigers play fast and hard," Chanessey said. "Each player takes pride in
their pressure against other teams and they
share the ball. Their passes are quick and smooth, inside and out. When
all these strengths are clicking; they are winning! Fear the Zou!!!"
wish has been adopted by the University of Missouri Wishmakers on
Campus® program. This program is designed
for college students to discover the rewards of philanthropy while
learning valuable assets to prepare for a career. There are close to 100
students involved with the program and they have been raising money
throughout the school year to support wishes like
Game time vs. Gardner-Webb on Saturday is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.
For more information on Make-A-Wish Missouri, please contact Kate Fotenos at firstname.lastname@example.org.