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Kobe Bryant remembers Sergio DeLuca

5 years ago by in ( News , Welcome to Brea )

Norma Deluca Bravo, shown right, cried as she shared the photo of her brother Sergio DeLuca with Kobe Bryant before he died of ALS in 2010. Kobe was at the Brea Junior High last week. Haley Huffman is also pictured. (courtesy Robert Guerra)


    Guess who was in town recently? Kobe Bryant’s daughter was on a soccer team that played at Brea Junior High School, so he was in Brea watching the game.

      Sergio DeLuca, who had developed ALS, always had a dream of meeting Kobe, and Make-A-Wish made it happen before he died in December 2010. Sergio’s sister showed Kobe the photo she took the day her brother met him, and Kobe said he remembered.

        Susan Gaede
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