Nike is bringing a teenager on campus to design his very own pair of Jordans. 23ABC reports that the sportswear brand is teaming up with the Make-A-Wish Foundation to let 16-year-old Rhome Simpkins of Bakersfield, Calif., whip up a pair of sneakers.
Rhome is afflicted with Wiskott-Aldrich syndrome and has been in and out of hospitals for his entire life because of the rare disease.
Ahead of a bone marrow transplant surgery, the Make-A-Wish Foundation will send him to Nike's headquarters in Beaverton, Ore., for a design session.
This pair of Jordans is far from Nike's first foray into letting hospitalized kids design shoes. Every year, the brand partners with the Doernbecher Children's Hospital for the Nike x Doernbecher Freestyle series.