Baby Shawn appears on Wake Up! after meeting basketball idol

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — 5-year-old Niagara Falls resident “Baby Shawn” Kennedy recently got to meet his basketball idol, Steph Curry, a point guard for the Golden State Warriors.

Baby Shawn was diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma (DIPG), a disease that on average, takes the life of children within one year of diagnosis.

He has undergone at least 30 rounds of radiation to combat a tumor in his body. Doctors say the tumor is shrinking as treatment continues.

Mike Esposito, a friend of the Golden State Warriors’ head coach, had heard about Shawn and how big a fan he was of Curry.

Eventually, with Esposito’s help, a time was set up for Shawn and Curry to meet this past week.

News 4’s Brittni Smallwood sat down with Baby Shawn and Esposito to learn more about the once-in-a-lifetime experience on Wake Up! Friday.

See their interview in the video above.

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