Boy doctors said would not survive, now living his dream of meeting hero Stephen Curry


Superstar basketball player Stephen Curry made a Fresno boy’s dream come true.

Kamareia Parrish was told in 2017 her 3-year-old son Andre would likely die in the hospital. Now he’s beating the odds and meeting his hero. 

Parrish said he’s been a basketball fanatic since he could walk and one player has topped his list even longer.

“Andre has loved Steph Curry since as far back as I can remember,” she said Monday.

Two years ago Andre contracted a rare condition, Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy, triggered by the flu.

Doctors told his family he would either die or be in a vegetative state. Andre lost the ability to walk and talk overnight, but is now 5-years-old and defying the odds. 

His dream came true through the Make a Wish Foundation last Wednesday, when he was chosen to meet his idol, Warriors superstar Stephen Curry.

Curry shot baskets on an arcade game with Andre right by his side. Parrish said he even called Andre his good luck charm –having him touch the ball before each shot.

“It was (Curry) and Andre against me, and we’re not going to talk about the score,” Parrish said. Turns out, it wasn’t even close. Team Andre and Curry took the game 26 to 2.

Parrish said it was a magical day. Curry spent one-on-one time with Andre, and decked him out in Warriors swag.

“Stephen told me Andre touched his heart,” she said. 

And through a special device Andre uses to talk, he was able to give Curry a message. “I love you Steph Curry. You’re my hero,” it said. 

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