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Blazer star surprises Eugene teen with supersized shoes

Damian Lillard stepped into action to help a 14-year-old boy with size 18 wide feet!

Posted: Jul 11, 2019 6:42 PM
Updated: Jul 11, 2019 6:42 PM

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nba superstar damian lillard just the got the surprise of a lifetime... delivered to his doorstep. we first told you about jaeden frye in may.... and his struggle to find size 18 "wide" shoes. he's got plenty to choose from tonight. as kezi nine news reporter daijah peterson shows us.... he got a very special delivery from portland trail blazer damian lillard. 14 year old jaeden frye is like a lot of teenagers. he loves video games and basketball. but this 14 year old faces a*feat most teens can't understand. he wears a size 18*wide shoe. we found these pair that fit, the 18 e's on ebay as the school year came to an end.. jaeden was wearing the same shoes for everything, including basketball. in a desperate search for another pair.... his mom started digging. she scoured local stores. went online. even turned to social media... hoping to catch the attention of nba stars. i've literally been on twitter. i've tagged shaq and damian lillard. nothing. but, soon after kezi 9 news did a story with the frye's... a family member sent damian lillard a link. and he stepped up big time. this week -- this oversized donation showed up on their doorstep. " yesterday, i walked into the apartment and i see five boxes of all these shoes. he sent him like 25 pairs." boxes and boxes.... filled with plenty of size 18 shoes for jaeden to wear now. and 19's and 20's for him to grow into. "i'm really thankful for the shoes and thank you that you got them for me. "the only thing i can say is thank you, and it doesn't feel like it's enough. it really doesn't." now that jaeden is set for school and basketball season... he can quit fretting about his feet.. and get back to doing the things 14 year olds do.. but the*big question now.. with so many fresh kicks... which ones will he wear first? "i'm probably going to start wearing the damian lillard ones." in eugene, daijah peterson, kezi 9 news. damian lillard wasn't the only one to step it up. several people who saw our story also reached out to the family to help...
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