Canadian teen with cancer gets to meet LeBron James with help from Nav Bhatia

Dec 20 2019, 5:34 pm

Raptors superfan, Nav Bhatia, is making a terminally ill teen from Ontario’s dying wish come true, by helping him meet his hero LeBron James later this month.

Brampton, Ontario teen, Corey Groves, was diagnosed with highly aggressive stage four sarcoma cancer about six months ago. Since receiving his diagnosis, the 17-year-old has been through numerous rounds of aggressive chemotherapy and radiation.

Despite the 15% survival rate for his type of rare cancer and being told he has some where between under a year to three years to live, Groves takes each day with a smile on his face, as you can see from his Instagram account.

Groves’ Instagram account also shows how big of a Los Angeles Lakers fan he is, which is why when he was granted a wish from the Children’s Wish Foundation earlier this year he immediately knew he wanted to meet his hero.

According to a GoFundMe page that was started to raise funds to help pay for Groves’ treatment, the teen created his Instagram account to help get James’ attention so his dream of meeting him could come true.

Nav Bhatia


Nav Bhatia


But on Wednesday evening, Bhatia made a surprise visit to Groves at Credit Valley Hospital to tell him a meeting with his basketball hero had been arranged.

Nav Bhatia


Thanks to Bhatia, Groves will not just be seeing the Lakers play on Christmas Day, but he will also be able to meet James in person.

“Wish comes true for Brampton teen thanks to Toronto Raptors Superfan,” said the hospital in an Instagram post.


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