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Answer to Prayer: LA Teen Battling Cancer Gets Heartfelt Surprise From Local Foundation

03-15-2017
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Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors

It's been a long, hard battle for a 13-year-old South Los Angeles boy who is fighting for his life, but a local non-profit is stepping in to make the healing process a little bit easier. 

Jaylen Winzer is undergoing treatment for osteosarcoma, a cancer that attacks the body's bones. 

"His cancer has spread throughout his whole body, so we're working with doctors and we are in prayer. We're asking everyone to keep us in prayer," Marcedes Fugett, his mother, said. 
 
The seventh grader recently finished up his latest round of chemotherapy and a surprise from the Brittcares foundation was the boost that Jaylen and his family needed. 

They remodeled his entire bedroom in a Golden State Warriors basketball-inspired theme. 

Jaylen's old room was basic, but now you can see Steph Curry on the walls, a Warriors bench, and a floor that looks like a basketball court. 

"It was better than I expected," the teenager said. 

Jamie and Shirell Henderson started the foundation after losing their own daughter to bone cancer.  

They believe that doing the simple things can bring joy to children battling this disease.

"To have something that's inspiring - to look up on your walls and to just see something that's just filled with joy - it just makes the process that much easier for your emotional healing, your physical healing, everything," Shirell said.

It's helping Jaylen, who looks forward to the day when he can practice his 3-point jump shot. 

"I can't wait to play," he said. 

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