Fresno boy battling life-threatening illness meets NBA All-Star Stephen Curry

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A little boy from Fresno who's battling a life-threatening illness got to meet one of his heroes.

Action News first introduced you to 5-year-old Andre Carson back in December.

Two years ago, Andre caught the flu and then a disease called acute necrotizing encephalopathy which causes swelling to the brain.

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Since then he has been wheel-chair bound.

Last week as part of an event in the Bay Area hosted by the "Make A Wish" foundation, Andre got to meet one of his heroes.

A video shows Andre playing "Pop a Shot" with NBA All-Star Stephen Curry.

Andre also got some shoes, a water bottle and a few other gifts from Curry.
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