By Michael Schwanke
KWCH 12 Eyewitness News
9:54 PM EDT, April 2, 2013
They may play angry, but the Shockers have a softer side off the court.
“It put a smile on my face as soon as I walked in,” says Kyle Begin.
Kyle, a three time cancer survivor, is one of several young cancer patients to get a surprise visit from the team earlier this year at Dr. David Rosen’s clinic.
“They inspired me. It makes me want to beat cancer and play basketball,” says Kyle who is on the court any chance he gets.
"It meant a lot. It lets you know how blessed we are to play basketball and be in the situation we're in," says WSU player Carl Hall.
Even the youngest of patients had a chance to meet the players.
Two-year-old Jaime Moreno survived a brain tumor. His mom says the visit was something they needed at the time.
“It was really nice for them to take time to see the children,” says Hayde Moreno.
And you may remember seven-year-old Kaiden Schroeder. We told you about him earlier this year. He received bone marrow from his little sister.
We talked to his mom who is now in Kansas City where Kaiden continues treatment.
“It was awesome. He loved meeting the players,” says Jennifer Schroeder.
Kyle told us he can relate to the ups and down of a basketball season.
“Just like basketball…if I lose I don't quit,” says Kyle.