The Make-A-Wish foundation granted the wish of 7-year-old Nationals fan Drew Snapkoski, sending him and his family down to spring training in West Palm Beach.
Drew has battled leukemia for two years, undergoing chemotherapy and persevering through a series of challenges that few people ever have to face—never mind someone as young as him.
But Drew has gotten through it all with the help of his favorite player: Trea Turner. The Nationals’ shortstop and Drew have met before, but that hasn’t stopped Drew from bursting with excitement when he sees him.
Before throwing out the first pitch for the Nationals’ spring training game against the Detroit Tigers on Sunday, Drew was surprised by Turner on the field.
World Series champion Trea Turner is not in the lineup today.— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) March 8, 2020
However, Trea came out to see @MakeAWish’s Drew for his first pitch.
Drew’s reaction is absolutely priceless.@treavturner // #NATITUDE pic.twitter.com/F0jZF4kpGK
Of course, every pitcher needs a few warmup tosses. Turner was happy to help Drew get his arm loose before his pitch.
The fight isn’t over for Drew just yet, but it’s clear Make-A-Wish gave him the memories of a lifetime by helping him get to spring training.
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