On a beautiful summer night, a young man named Brandon was able to take a break from chemotherapy and enjoy a Yankee game with his father. He is fighting leukemia and has been recently admitted to the hospital for inpatient chemo.
He was discharged just in time to attend the Yankee game. It was a very fitting game for him to be at. In the bottom of the ninth, the Yanks were down 7-3 and the game seemed all but over. All of a sudden they put a few hits together and the game was tied. Then Didi Gregorius came to the plate with a man on and he belted a pitch into the stands for the walk-off home run. I’m pretty sure Brandon understood what happened there. The Yankees, despite the adversity, never quit and came out victorious.
Brandon, your energy is infectious. You have a glow that lightens up the room (even a dreary hospital room). We know the battle you have ahead of you is going to be a tough one.
When things get hard, just think back to this game. Think back about how in the bottom of the ninth the yanks kept fighting and pulled it off. Then step up to the plate and be like Didi Gregorius.