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Nick Gilbert, the 14-year-old son of Cavs owner Dan Gilbert, will represent the team on stage at the lottery. He’s the 2011 National Children’s Tumor Foundation’s ambassador. Serving as the team’s observer in the separate room where the ping-pong ball “lottery” drawing actually takes place, will be Cavs vice-chairman and minority owner Jeff “The Inspector” Cohen. Dan Gilbert will also attend and observe the stage production. Morning Journal

Nick Gilbert was born with neurofibromatosis, a nerve disorder that inflicts one in 3,000 children where tumors can grow in the body at any time. Tuesday is World Neurofibromatosis Awareness Day. “We talk a lot about heroes in sports but sometimes we overlook the heroes that are in front of us everyday,” Dan Gilbert said in a prepared statement. “Nick Gilbert was born with NF more than 14 years ago. “Despite enduring brain surgery, the loss of vision in one of his eyes, four long rounds of chemotherapy and countless visits and time in doctors’ offices and hospitals, he has emerged as the happiest and most optimistic person I know. Nick has never complained a single time about the bad card he was dealt, and instead, chooses to focus on all that is good and exciting around him. “He is an example of perseverance, determination and life the way it should be lived. Nick is my personal hero. (By the way), the kid is also quite lucky, which Cavs fans should take solace in, since he is representing us in the lottery on Tuesday evening!” Morning Journal

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