“My favorite part was doing bumper boats with Stephen.”
Mikel had bad stomach pains and was vomiting frequently. His mom took him to the emergency room, and it was discovered that Mikel has an auto immune disease which also led to DKA, causing his body to start shutting down. He was hospitalized for a week. Mikel told Kids Wish Network that he finds great inspiration in his idol Stephen Curry… he admires him for never giving up. With this very special wish, Curry continued his streak of 3 pointers, meeting our Wish Kids Mikel, Nic and Chase for a fun day of gaming and family togetherness.
Mikel was going to have a ball! It was “game on” the day Mikel’s dream came true. NBA star Stephen Curry said, “Have a great time, enjoy life and each other’s company… we’ve got some fun to be had!” Mikel enjoyed spending time with Curry, having pictures taken together, getting his basketball signed, and participating in fun activities. “My favorite part was doing bumper boats with Stephen,” said Mikel. He had happy memories of Curry playfully trying to bump his boat and said, “He was coming for me!” The basketball superstar brought along extra cheer with some members of the Golden State Warriors Dance Team to play video games and take photos with the kids. They had an amazing once-in-a-lifetime experience with their hero.
As a special souvenir, all Wish Kids received a customized gift package… An Under Armour backpack filled with JBL headphones and treasured sneakers in their size from Stephen Curry’s line of athletic shoes. Curry’s hospitality continued, graciously autographing them for Mikel.
During the wish, Mikel’s family also enjoyed a wonderful dinner at Texas Roadhouse.
“My favorite memory of Mikel’s dream coming true was seeing his face light up when Curry walked in – it was priceless,” said his mom Lori. “I’m so appreciative to Stephen Curry for taking time out of his life for the children. Since the wish, Mikel has been more positive, upbeat and happier. Thank you so much to everyone at Kids Wish Network for doing such an amazing job planning everything for Mikel. It’s something we’ll never forget.”
Kids Wish Network would like to thank the following sponsors for making Mikel’s dreams become a reality:
- Stephen Curry
- Texas Roadhouse