Oldham County teen injured in accident gets NBA surprise during treatment

Oldham County teen injured in accident gets NBA surprise during treatment
Tristan Ballinger is in treatment in Chicago.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - An Oldham County teen recovering from a freak accident got a huge surprise while in Chicago for treatment.

Tristan and his family were surprised with floor seats to a Chicago Bulls game.
Tristan and his family were surprised with floor seats to a Chicago Bulls game. (Ballinger family)

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Tristan Ballinger was surprised with floor seats to Friday’s Chicago Bulls game -- as well as his very own jersey.

The 17-year-old has been in therapy in Chicago since mid-December.

Ballinger suffered a head injury two years ago while playing with a samurai sword in his backyard.

Right now, he’s in the process of regaining the use of his legs.

His family has started a Go Fund Me page to help with the cost of his rehab. Click or tap here to donate.

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