If you ask 6 year old Caden Upchurch who his favorite basketball player is, he'll tell you it's a tie between Michael Jordan and Stephen Curry.
His favorite movie is "Frozen" and he loves all sports. He will also tell you basketball is his favorite sport because he looks up to the New Castle High School team and wants to be just like them one day.
"I saw the big boys playing one day and I just decided I wanted to do that," Caden said.
Caden is paralyzed from the waist down due to a birth defect. He suffers from Spina Bifida, which means his spinal chord didn't properly form.
Despite being paralyzed, he plays basketball at the high school Fieldhouse during the summer at the camp the team puts on each year.
"He just finds a way to jump in and do things and doesn't pout about it," said Jackie Duker, a nurse at Bethany Cares Home Help Agency who has been helping Caden and his family for the past three and a half years.
"He really isn't shy at all. Wednesday they played shirts versus skins and he got to be on the skins team," Duker said. "He was just so excited about it, that's all we talked about the rest of the day!"
Caden's mom, Dara Upchurch, said that he got involved with the basketball team last summer.
"I worked at the middle school at the time and Coach (Daniel) Cox was the gym teacher there," Upchurch said. "He was more than happy to have Caden join the camp."
Caden said his favorite thing about camp is playing with the big boys, especially David Froedge. Froedge is going into his senior year and has been working with Caden at the camp the last two years.
"I really love being able to help him out and make him feel like he's apart of the team," Froedge said, adding that Caden came to a couple of team dinners and games during the past high school season. Froedge would sit with Caden at dinner and whenever they had time outs during the basketball games, he would go over at talk to him if he happened to be sitting on the sidelines with them.
"I'm really going to miss him when I graduate next year," Froedge said.
In addition to basketball, Caden also belongs to baseball and soccer teams, Duker said. The Miracle League is a local league for children with disabilities who get together and play different sports.
Duker also said it's very easy to tell that playing basketball with the high school boys is his favorite thing to do.
"The boys are really amazing with him and you can tell they care about him just as much as Caden cares about them. Caden's eyes light up when he comes in here," Duker said.
Caden said the best part about camp is when Froedge pushes him down the court. Before leaving the gym, people will most likely hear Caden and Froedge yelling "money ball" as Caden scores a basket.
"We go really fast together and sometimes he [Froedge] helps me score," Caden said.