Daisy Esterline is 11 years old and wheelchair-bound because of cerebral palsy. But thanks to Paul George, she can get around just fine in her family's new van.
After a GoFundMe account was set up to raise money for a new van that could accommodate wheelchairs, the Pacers superstar caught wind of the drive and decided to help out. Roughly one year after meeting Daisy at a special children's event, the star gifted the Esterlines with $10,000 toward their purchase of a new van.
George's donation came after an anonymous donor pledged to match donations dollar-for-dollar up to $6,000. If you add in that matching donation, George accounted for $16,000 for the family.
In the video, Daisy expresses her disbelief at getting the van, which dramatically improves transportation for her and her parents. Her mother told the news station RTV6 that Daisy was still trying to wrap her head about the size of the gift.
But for a girl who was already a big Pacers fan to begin with, Daisy has nothing but adoration for George.
After receiving the gift, Daisy's brother reached out with a sincere thank-you to the superstar -- and George responded:
@HelpOnTheWay23 you're welcome bro
— Paul George (@Yg_Trece) May 4, 2015
Put George at the front of the line for next year's NBA Community Assist Award.