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July 17, 2013 at 5:40 PM

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Honorary Captain of the Storm for a day


BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Vishal Saraiya, 25, of Seattle, gets a basketball signed by his favorite player, Sue Bird, before the Seattle Storm vs. Tulsa Shock game at KeyArena in Seattle Wednesday July 17, 2013. His favorite thing about Bird is "her vision on the court," he said. Bird is out for the 2013 season while recovering from knee surgery.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Vishal Saraiya wheels out to the court for pregame activities before the Seattle Storm vs. Tulsa Shock game at KeyArena in Seattle Wednesday July 17, 2013. Saraiya, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a big fan of the Storm and got to be one of the honorary captains for the day, go out to the court to watch warmups, and meet the captains of each team during a ball presentation at the beginning of the game.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Saraiya wheels out to the court to watch warmups. He attends Northwest's Child in Seattle, a day center for adults and children with moderate to severe disabilities.

BETTINA HANSEN / THE SEATTLE TIMES

Storm captains Tanisha Wright and Camille Little sign a basketball and say hello to Vishal Saraiya, 25, of Seattle before the Seattle Storm vs. Tulsa Shock game at KeyArena in Seattle Wednesday July 17, 2013. Saraiya, who has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, is a big fan of the Storm and got to be one of the honorary captains for the day, go out to the court to watch warmups, and meet the captains of each team during a ball presentation at the beginning of the game. He attends Northwest's Child in Seattle, a day center for adults and children with moderate to severe disabilities.

For more photos from the Storm vs. Tulsa, visit the gallery.

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