Ebony Nettles-Bey Meets LeBron thanks to Twitter

Updated: March 31, 2014

Ebony Nettles-Bey meets LeBron thanks to Twitter

On Saturday night before Milwaukee Bucks and the Miami Heat match, everybody was witness to the power of the social networks. Ebony Nettles-Bey meets LeBron thanks to Twitter , this was her dream and it came true on Saturday night. She led Miami Heat for warm-ups before the game and also was taking some shots next to her hero LeBron James.

Do you remember the Twitter hashtag #LeBronMeetEbony, which went viral in last month? It was created by Ebony, a 16 year old girl, basketball player who is giving her biggest fight for not dying from cancer. “I have two goals” she said, “The one is playing pro basketball and the second one is meeting LeBron one day”. Her second dream came true when she meets LeBron thanks to Twitter on Saturday night before the game vs the Bucks. She started crying about that, “I couldn’t say anything” she said to Fox Sports Wisconsin.

She has had a difficult life since a child. Her father was shot to death when she was a little kid and then she was bounced around living with with her mother, grandmother and her godfather. While playing an AAU game last year she had difficulty in breathing. After an examination doctors found out she was suffering from cancer, a stage-four Rhabdomyosarcoma. But she never stopped playing basketball, she has played through surgeries, through radiation and through chemo.  She never complains about all she is going through, she is a real fighter just like LeBron.

2Ebony Nettles-Bey meets LeBron thanks to Twitter“It is not necessary to meet her to understand how strong she is” said James. “Her enthusiasm is great knowing what she is dealing with. It looks like she has nothing and I think she is not going to stop. She is the strongest person I have ever met in my life. It’s a blessing for me to be in the position to fulfill her dream meeting me”

LeBron signed one side of his shoe and on the other side wrote an inspirational message for his biggest fan ”#CancerWho” and “Ebony = Strong”

Nettles-Bey’s doctors said that she is doing well now and her cancer is shrinking.

After she beats cancer her next dream is to play in WNBA.

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