Young Heat Fan Shows Spirit Through Medical Device
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BOCA RATON (CBSMiami) – While Heat fans all over the world were left stunned by the blowout loss in Game 3 of the NBA Finals, it’s hard not to look at one of the Heat’s youngest fans and do anything but smile right along with him.
Marcel Romero, 2, was born with a condition known as plagiocephaly, which caused the left side of his said to be flat. As a result, Marcel’s parents Marcel, Sr. and Mariangela Romero found out he’d have to wear what’s known as a “Doc Band Helmet” until his skull was reshaped, which could take years.
But Marcel’s parents didn’t want the helmet to look boring and very medical. That’s when Signs Now Boca Raton offered to work on the helmet for her son at no charge.
“The reason why it was so important for us to have Marcel’s helmet designed is so people out in the world don’t look at my baby like if there is something wrong with his head but instead look beyond that and smile at his helmet and see this as a fun thing not a medical condition,” said Mariangela Romero in a release.
When Signs Now offered to let the Romero’s choose which design, the family said there was no question what would adorn Marcel, Jr.’s helmet, the Miami Heat.
Now as the Heat battle it out in San Antonio for their second straight NBA championship, one of their smallest fans and his family can show everyone just how much they believe in LeBron James and company.
Signs Now in Boca said it had donated 50 such helmets for children battling similar issues.