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.