NBA star Stephen Curry used his day off in Indianapolis to meet with a young fan diagnosed with leukemia.
Brody Stephens, 7, is “fighting leukemia for the second time,” according to his GoFundMe page. The young boy overcame an acute myeloid leukemia diagnosis when he was 18 months, but was rediagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia in December 2015.
“He is a huge sports fan and loves basketball and football. One of his dreams is to meet Steph Curry. We are getting closer!!!!” reads his fundraising site.
On Sunday, Brody’s wish was granted when Curry visited him at Riley Hospital for Children. The two exchanged autographed jerseys in the emotional meeting.
“I had the easy part, showing up and getting to know Brody,” Curry told the Indy Star. “And hopefully giving him a lasting memory for a long time. We had a great time.”
“Look who traded autographed jerseys today!!! Unbelievable Moment!!!! #BrodyStrong,” Brody’s father, Jason Stephens tweeted.
Curry spent an hour with Brody, who showed him all of his NBA trading cards and posed for a photo with the signed jersey.
“Brody had gone through hell and back many times already in his life and for that hour and a half, his brothers, his mom, myself, and I think even the nurses, we just got to forget about it for a while,” Jason told the Indy Star. “Everybody in the room that has known Brody, knows that this is his wish.”