Special Christmas Surprise

by Bill Lea

Two young boys were blindfolded, thinking they were taking part in a promotional contest. The crowd of 18,183 got louder to help guide the youngsters as they wandered toward their reward.

Unbeknownst to the brothers, their surprise prize was a woman in a military outfit.

It was their mom, Jeanne Izatt, a petty officer in the Navy who's been serving an eight-month tour in Afghanistan.

Connor and Chance hadn't seen her since April.

The three Syracuse residents had an extended and emotional reunion at midcourt — and were quickly joined by other family members — while receiving a standing ovation from touched fans.

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