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Disabled Vet, A Warriors’ Fan, Given Companion Dog, Names It ‘LeBron’

  • Rick Chandler


That’s gratitude.

TV has manipulated our emotions for about 80 years now, and on Wednesday it plucked the heartstrings harder than ever. The View, with assist from the nonprofit Homes For Our Troops, gave a customized house to a disabled veteran, and there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere.

Retired Navy Petty Officer Second Class Tim Birckhead, who suffers from a progressive, incurable neurological disease, was presented with the new house that is custom made with his unique accessibility issues in mind. Among the features was a man cave decorated with items from his favorite NBA team, the Golden State Warriors.

And to top things off, Stephen Curry himself paid Birckhead a visit — which delighted the Navy vet and almost gave his mother, Gloria, a heart attack.

Birckhead also got a companion dog, and promptly named him …

Awk-ward …

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