After debuting Nike's most accessible Flyease sneaker yet earlier this year, Washington Mystics star and reigning WNBA MVP Elena Delle Donne is joined by her older sister for a powerful new short film.
Dubbed "Carry Me," the spot revolves around Delle Donne's relationship with her older sister, Lizzie, who cerebral palsy and autism and is deaf and blind.
"My sister's been carrying me my whole life," Delle Donne says in the clip. "She's always there for me when I need her the most. Touch is everything between the two of us. It's how we have our sisterhood. She is the big sister. I'm the little one looking up. My sister is the inspiration for all of my choices. She gives me strength. Everyone thinks I carry her, but she's the one carrying me."
According to Nike, Lizzie helped inform the design of the Zoom UNVRS basketball sneaker (pictured below). Part of the brand's accessible Flyease line, the UNVRS features a slip-on design that can be tightened with an adjustable strap rather than traditional shoelaces.
The "Carry Me" ad will debut during tomorrow's NFL Thanksgiving games and will continue to air throughout the NBA season.