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Slam dunk - Deer Island student meets Portland Trailblazers

COURTESY OF THE MANN FAMILY - Nate Mann, a 7-year-old of Deer Island, (center), poses for a photo with his father, Rodney Mann, and Portland Trail Blazers basketball team members Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Terry Stotts and Tim Frazier, at the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland on Thursday, Jan. 7. Nate Mann, a 7-year-old of Deer Island, meet several Portland Trailblazers basketball players including Noah Vonleh, Al-Farouq Aminu, Terry Stotts and Tim Frazier, and head coach Terry at the Randall Children's Hospital at Legacy Emanuel in Portland on Thursday, Jan. 7. During the visit, the players handed out signed posters and beanies to children and posed for group pictures. Mann spent several days in the hospital after suffering from an episode of hypoglycemia, or very low blood sugar. His mother, Sandra Mann, said meeting the players and Trailblazer's head coach, Stotts, was the best part of the hospital stay for Nate, who returned to school Monday. Jan. 11. Sandra Mann said Nate wore the Trail Blazers beanie on his first day back to school.