BY: AVINASH RAMSADEEN
For one day only, St. John’s University’s women’s basketball team added a 6th member to their starting line-up; King Singh, a five-year-old boy who is fighting for his life.
For the past two years the New York native has been fighting leukemia and G6PD; an incurable disease that affects his red blood cells.
Among all the complications associated with cancer, King's fight has left him with nerve damage and brain swelling from the chemo treatment. He has also had to endure countless blood and platelet transfusions and spinal taps as part of his treatment.
It’s because of this on-going battle that the St. John’s team decided to honor the little boy on and off the court. In addition to his special day with VIP treatment, they visit him in the hospital and show support by wearing “King Strong” bands and having “#KingStrong” emblazoned around the arena.
King’s mother, Shameeza Singh, told RADIO.COM, “King said the day meant everything to him! He loved everyone clapping, cheering and rooting for him. He loved the attention of big crowds. We will recreate this huge crowd for him at his End of Chemo party.”