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LeBron grants Bossier boy's birthday wish

Micah Johnson was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. (Source: Javon & Tavara Lee) Micah Johnson was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant. (Source: Javon & Tavara Lee)

LeBron James recently won his 3rd NBA Championship, but what he did for a young man in Bossier City is definitely considered a power move.

Whether you like him or not, LeBron James has proven that he's one of - if not the best - players in the world right now.

Some of LeBron's biggest fans might live in Bossier City. 

"LeBron James is the best player you can not tell me that he is not," said Kameron Washington.

"First of all, when LeBron came back to Cleveland, they didn't even have Kevin Love or J.R. Smith," said Micah Johnson. 

Micah Johnson and his friend Kameron Washington are die hard LeBron fans.

"Until Michael Jordan leads every statistical category like assist, rebounds and points on both teams, LeBron is the greatest," Johnson says.

The reason Micah supports LeBron so much is not only because he's a 3-time NBA Champion and plays well on the court, but it's also what LeBron did after the NBA Finals.

Micah was recently diagnosed with aplastic anemia and is in desperate need of a bone marrow transplant.

"It was tough because of the uncertainty of everything and the constant hurry up and wait type of mindset where you want it to be over with. You want him to be healed, pretty much, but you never know," said Michael's father Javon Lee.

Constant treatments and hospital visits have occupied most of the family's time.

"He's been resilient through it all and that's what I'm most proud of," said Lee.

Kassi Robinson and the Pay It Forward Network heard about the story and quickly got involved.

"When I got the information from one of the reporters at KSLA, Troy, when she called me about it, it literally stopped me dead in my tracks and I realized that this was literally a life or death wish," said Kassi Robinson.

Micah's birthday wish was to get in contact with his favorite player, LeBron James, and also have the Game On Party truck on hand for his birthday party.

"I said, 'Ohh I don't know if I can pull that one off,'" said Robinson. "So I posted his wish to Facebook and within an hour it had reached over 100,000 people."

With two weeks left on the calendar before Micah's birthday, LeBron came through in the clutch. "King James" sent and autographed shoe, posters, a bedroom suit and also a personal letter.

Here are couple lines from the letter:

"I'm so thankful to have a fan like you on my side, I want you to know that I'm rooting for you as well. I hope you have a very special birthday. Sincerely, LeBron James."

Micah's father remembers when his son first opened the box from LeBron.

"He saw that it was from LeBron and he was speechless. He couldn't even say anything. The wrist bands and the 'I promise' bands. It was great," said Lee.

"Being able to receive that letter from the best player in the world, I don't know there aren't even have words for that," said Micah.

On Saturday, the Game On Video Truck rolled up to celebrate his birthday, courtesy of PIFN

As far as the bone marrow transplant goes, Micah's father says they've found a possible match. But Lee wants to get the word out for the next candidate.

"A potential match, but not an actual match, I'd rather he have 10 matches instead of one," said Javon Lee. "It's based off ethnic background and being that he's of African American descent and we are the lowest when it comes to finding a match, that's why I've been really adamant about pushing the awareness, not just for Micah but for anyone else for that matter.

Micah's story made it's way around the world and that could be the same for the next bone marrow transplant candidate.

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