We’ve said it before in previous blog posts, but it really is amazing when you realize how many people this disease is actually affecting. Last month, we learned that the Red Sox Manager, John Farrell has been diagnosed with a type of blood cancer called lymphoma and will be away from the team as he completes his treatments.
As a cancer survivor, and of course a long time Red Sox fan, I am sharing with you, what I shared with him, hoping that the letter actually reaches Mr. Farrell.
Here is what I sent…
Cancer Canknot keep brothers from spending the day together in Boston at a Red Sox game.
The Vermont Lake Monsters held a cancer awareness night at the ballpark last week and Cancer Canknot was invited to attend. We were able to set up on the concourse and reach out to share our story with everyone that stopped by the booth. We made some great connections with some great people during the event.
The cancer survivors and their families were all able to line up on the first baseline and be recognized for what they have overcome. It was a humbling moment to look around and know that everyone else standing out there had faced the same Goliath opponent.
Along with the privilege to attend the game and be on the field, I was also given the honor of throwing out the first pitch. As such a huge baseball fan, it was a very proud moment for me and it was made even more special by having my family there to cheer me on.
I’ve been to many baseball games in my life, but none as special as this one… a game I will truly never forget.