LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The mother of an Indiana boy battling cancer sends a public thank you to NBA star Victor Oladipo

The former Indiana University basketball standout wrote a letter to Cameron Kirk. The Danville, Indiana boy was diagnosed with cancer in April. 

Carrie Cameron shared the letter the Pacers star wrote to her son on her Twitter account. 

In the letter, Oladipo encourages him to never give up and says he and all his Pacer teammates are #CameronStrong.  Cameron's mother says the letter put a huge smile on her son's face and made her and the boy's dad's hearts happy.

In her Twitter post she writes that "This man is hands down one of the best role models in a long time! His speech after Game 7 was phenomenal & Cameron receiving this today proves his words are genuine! Thank you @VicOladipo you put a huge smile on my son's face and made mom & dad's hearts happy! #CaptainKirk"

She posted a photo of the letter from Oladipo, which reads: 

Hey Cameron!

I recently heard about your battle with leukemia, and I just wanted to encourage you to stay strong! I know this is a scary and very frustrating time right now, but you must believe in yourself and everyone around you that is helping you through this time.

May God give you strength, comfort, and special blessings that you need as you face each new day. No matter the road you are given, remember to never give up. You never know what God has planned for your life.

I wish you all the best through your treatment and encourage you to keep a positive attitude and listen to your doctors, nurses and parents - they are there to help you win this battle! All my teammates and I are #CameronStrong!

All the best,

Victor Oladipo
Indiana Pacers

Cameron was diagnosed with leukemia in April and has already started treatment. A gofundme page has been set up to help the family with medical costs. 

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