College Basketball Star Took A 7-Year-Old Leukemia Patient To The Kentucky Derby


1. This is Kelly Melton. He’s a 7-year-old with leukemia who spends a lot of time in the University of Kentucky Children’s Hospital.

2. This is Nerlens Noel. Kentucky basketball star and likely number one pick in this June’s NBA draft.

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3. This weekend, Kelly was Nerlens’ guest to the Kentucky Derby.

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4. It started with Kelly waking up Nerlens from a nap and telling him “Come on get ready!”

5. Then the two worked the red carpet like champs. #Swag

6. But the coolest, sweetest moment came when Noel helped Kelly over some rising water during a rainstorm.

Nicely done, Nerlens. And I’m not just talking about that flat top.

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