CHENEY, Wash.-- A Cheney man’s wish came true to meet his idol, basketball player LeBron James.
Joey Cawyer, 23, is battling stage 4 brain cancer and his family said his dying wish was to meet the Miami Heat star. His friends sparked a social media campaign hoping to make it happen.
They attempted to contact James via twitter and used the hashtag “#MeetJoey” hoping it would catch his attention. Friends also attempted to contact James on his Facebook page.
Cawyer, his family, and friends traveled to Portland Thursday to watch the Trailblazers take on the Miami Heat. They already had tickets to the game but had no idea what was in store for them.
According to twitter, a broadcaster for the Miami Heat caught wind of the movement and put the wheels in motion. After the game, James and teammate Dwayne Wade both came out to meet with Cawyer.
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