From the Suns:
The Suns learned about Gabriel’s story through the team’s community work with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. Gabriel was diagnosed with critical aortic stenosis with evolving hypoplastic left heart syndrome (HLHS) and at just 27 weeks, underwent successful heart surgery in the womb to save both ventricles and four chambers of his heart. He has had two open-heart surgeries to date and will eventually need the aortic valve and mitral valve replaced. Gabriel does not let his heart condition diminish his love of basketball or the Suns and has big dreams of one day becoming an NBA player.
If last year’s experience with Josh Jackson is any indicator, Gabriel is in for a good time.
If you’re local and want to watch the NBA Draft Lottery with other Phoenix fans, the Suns have you covered.
Suns fans can watch the live broadcast of the 2019 NBA Draft Lottery at multiple Cold Beers and Cheeseburgers locations throughout the Valley on Tuesday, May 14. Suns personalities and alumni will host each viewing party, and all fans in attendance will have the opportunity to win a number of Suns prize packages, including autographed merchandise, bobbleheads and more. RSVP at Suns.com/Lottery19.
Next Tuesday at 8:30 p.m. ET we’ll learn if we’ll be pick Zion Williamson, or Ja Morant, or, you know what, let’s just stop right there. Bring us good luck, Gabriel!