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March 7th, 2013
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Half-court shot winner: I told the mascot I would make it

Sinking a halftime shot from half court never an easy feat, but Heath Kufahl, a high school boys basketball's coach in Dell City, Oklahoma. But he did just that and took home $20,000 in prize money. It happened during the Thunders/Lakers game Tuesday night.

It turns out there's lots more to the story. On TV, the game took a cut away of Heath's wife who was cheering him on. It turns out that his wife, Jenny, has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and since then medical bills have been piling up for the couple. They also have seven kids.

This morning on "Starting Point," Heath and Jenni talk about the amazing shot and coping with cancer treatments

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