When Stephen Curry poked his head in Brody Stephens' ICU hospital room before an Indiana Pacers game on Nov. 20, the 7-year-old leukemia patient, hospitalized since summer, might have thought at first he was dreaming.
Jordyn Griffin, M.D. '06, a pediatric hematologist/oncologist at Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis, and Davidson Men's Basketball Coach Bob McKillop had a hand in the moment.
"Brody is recovering from a stem cell transplant needed to fight cancer for the second time," Griffin wrote. "When I met Brody, it quickly became clear to me that Steph Curry is his hero. Even while intubated and on the ventilator, he would stay up late to watch Golden State play... I reached out to Coach McKillop to see if there was anything my Davidson connection could do for this little boy."