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Dying dad watches son play basketball one last time

Posted at 12:56 PM, Nov 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-11-06 12:59:37-05

Thanks to technology, a dying father in North Carolina was able to watch his son play basketball one last time.

Kevin Garret was diagnosed with urachal cancer, a rare bladder cancer, four years ago. Doctors recently gave Garrett a couple of days to live.

With an uncertain future, Garrett's son, K.J., wanted to make sure his dad saw him play basketball one more time.

Family and friends livestreamed the game and Kevin was able to watch from his hospital bed.

K.J.'s dad watched the game, put on just for him, from hospice care and understandably didn't want an interview to interrupt the precious moment that he likely won't get again.

Determined to impress his dad, K.J. scored close to 30 points and says basketball is a good distraction that gives his mind a break. "Seeing him like that, suffer, is not a good feeling at all, but knowing that he's always going to be with me, I remember that. It helps."

After the game, K.J. went to visit his dad in the hospital with his family. K.J. says seeing his dad is all he wanted to do.

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