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Call 13-Year-Old After Brain Surgery

Get Well Soon!!

2/18/2014 1:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0217_micka_tmz_wmA 13-year-old boy got one heck of a birthday surprise after emerging from brain surgery last week ... when his phone rang and 3 HUGE STARS were on the line to wish him a speedy recovery.

TMZ Sports has learned ... Kevin Durant, actor Kevin Hart and NFL star Tavon Austin called up 13-year-old Mikka on Thursday after learning about the brave boy's battle with a brain condition.

We spoke to Mikka's dad who tells us, "Before they called, his energy level was low ... but those guys really picked him up. They actually brought a smile to his face."

He adds, "Mikka didn't believe it. When Kevin Durant called I said, 'It's really K.D.'"

"All three guys told him to be strong and they wished him a happy birthday."

Tavon tells TMZ Sports ... "I was happy to call Mikka when I found out he was having major surgery. He's my family (cousins). I watched Mikka as an infant. He's a tough kid."

Mikka's dad says ... Mikka was released from a Maryland hospital on Sunday -- and says, "He can't wait to go to school and tell all of his friends!"


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REALLY cool story, AND,...God-willing all turns out "ok" for Mikka, kid is gonna' be a BEAST when he gets older!! HELLO...??!?! Anyone else notice how JACKED this kid is for 13!!?!? Shoot,...if I was 13 years old, just based on physique, I wouldn't want to go throwin' no bones with THIS kid!!! Hopefully, he's a good kid.

255 days ago


Too many stories about Kanye knocking up Kim's mouth bla bla bla. Celebrities and sports stars doing crap things. Very uplifting story here. Hope the kid gets better

255 days ago


Very cool story. Best wishes for little man.

255 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

i really wonder why there are not more african american coaches and or trainers? see? this is a perfect example of how to train boys, how to coach kids. you have to show them your gentle side. teach them to be gentle, and be gentle with them. that is probably why there's billions of african american athletes, but no trainers or coaches/owners. because they don't know how to train boys... =s you know, like 'train boys'... sandusky style, tickle tickle. xD

255 days ago

en Todo Momento!!    

make love, not war. violence and gangs, strippers, cash, bling bling and hoes. too much violence is not good, not healthy for children. children need love. boys need love. it's ok, it's natural. x)

255 days ago


Very cool

255 days ago


Nice to see something positive and uplifting on tmz for a change

254 days ago


Best story TMZ has ever done.

254 days ago


That's so sweet. Love this story.

254 days ago


Best thing I've read all week!!!

254 days ago

jeff boy    

I would have hung up on Kevin Hart... Unfunny loud mouth idiot....

254 days ago

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