Stephen Curry meets girl who lost home in wildfires but saved Currys (vid)
A nine-year-old girl who saved her beloved Stephen Curry sneakers as her family lost their home in the North Bay wildfires got the chance to meet the Golden State Warriors superstar at a recent game.
Jordyn Johnsen of Santa Rosa, Calif., chose her Curry 3s as the item to take as her family was forced to evacuate their home. Johnsen, an avid basketball player in her own right, later wrote a letter to the Warriors to share her family’s story and wish the team good luck in the 2017-18 NBA season.
@StephenCurry30 @warriors @KNBR Can anyone get this message to Steph? Jordyn lost EVERYTHING in the Santa Rosa fires, except her Currys! pic.twitter.com/Q3iLDHAbwm
— Nancy Fitzgerald (@fancyfitz) October 19, 2017
The Warriors got word of the letter and sent the family jerseys and other assorted memorabilia. The team also invited Jordyn and her family to attend a game at Oracle Arena. And that day arrived with last Sunday’s game against the Detroit Pistons, with the highlight being the chance for Jordyn to actually meet Curry.
WATCH: Jordyn Johnsen had time to save one thing: Her @StephenCurry30 shoes https://t.co/M7T2aAFQWf @FareedNBCS #Warriors #DubsOnNBCS pic.twitter.com/p1yrVtqBsG
— NBCSAuthentic (@NBCSAuthentic) October 31, 2017
Jordyn’s mother Donna relayed in a note to KTVU’s Frank Somerville the impact the generosity demonstrated by Curry and the Warriors had upon their family.
Both Jordyn and her brother Jack were ecstatic.
Jordyn said: “This is all blowing my mind”.
She said that it was “the best day of her life & her biggest dream come true”.
Steph was the nicest guy.
Jordyn gave him the original letter & he asked her to autograph it for him.
It was the cutest thing.
He also gave them a bag of clothes & shoes (both kids).
How cool is it to get a pair of Curry’s from Curry himself?!?!?!
NBC Sports Bay Area compiled footage of Jordyn and her family’s special day.
9 yr old Jordyn saved one thing in the North Bay fires. Her Curry’s.
A letter to Steph & the help of social media made her dream come true. pic.twitter.com/3glO4AyeRw
— Warriors on NBCS (@NBCSWarriors) October 31, 2017
“It’s amazing, absolutely amazing,” Jordyn’s father, Josh, said of attending Sunday’s game, via KTVU. “My kids are super excited. As a family we couldn’t ask for a greater day to have.”