Stephen Curry Gives 4-Year-Old Fan Battling Cancer Pre-Game Shoes with Message 'Keep Being Brave'

Stephen Curry Gifts Signed Shoes to Young Fan with Cancer
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02/25/2016 AT 04:35 PM EST

Golden State's Stephen Curry gave one 4-year-old fan battling cancer the ultimate gift before Wednesday's victory against the Miami Heat.

His shoes.

The reigning NBA MVP met with Shawn Kennedy, a little boy suffering from a rare brain cancer called Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, and his family after warming up for the competition. Warriors head coach Steve Kerr also appeared for the heartwarming meet-and-greet, according to the Associated Press.

Curry gifted his pregame sneakers to Shawn – inscribing a personalized message on the side of one kick that read, "Keep being brave."





Shawn, who sported a No. 30 purple Golden State Warriors and an adorable curly hair-do for the occasion, looked on with excitement as Curry signed the sneaker.

"I didn't expect anything like this. He's going to go home and talk about this all day. He really is. He's not going to stop talking about it. For him to do this for us is unbelievable," Shawn's mother, Nicole, Vathy of Niagara Falls, New York, told the Associated Press.

The mother says her son is scheduled for further testing at St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital in April – but for the time being his condition is improving.

The Warriors defeated Miami 118-112 on Wednesday, and Curry tied an NBA record for scoring a 3-pointer in 127 consecutive regular-season games.

Seems like little Shawn was Curry's ultimate good luck charm.
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