Teen Fighting Cancer Meets Idol LeBron James

Source: Todd Johnson / theGrio

As theGrio.com reported back in February, Wisconsin teen Ebony Nettles-Bey’s dream was to meet LeBron James. Saturday night, the Miami Heat made sure she did.

The Heat honored their commitment and then some — tapping Nettles-Bey to lead the Heat onto the BMO Bradley Harris Center before the Heat squared off against the Milwaukee Bucks.

Nettles-Bey continued to play on her high school basketball team despite a cancer diagnosis back in October. The junior forward for the Verona Area High School lost weight, her hair and underwent several chemotherapy treatments throughout the season.

Supporters and friends started a #LeBronMeetEbony Twitter campaign back in February. It went viral quickly and soon LeBron and company took  notice.

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