Baseball fan gives away Opening Day tickets to cancer patient

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KANSAS CITY, MO (KTVI) – A teenager in Kansas City provided a generous gift to a young cancer patient. The 17-year-old handed him free tickets for the Kansas City Royals’ home opener Sunday night against the New York Mets.

It started with a simple Facebook post.

“I said ‘Like it’ and give me a comment by 6:30 and I’ll choose a winner,” said Lorenzo Harrison.

And immediately the comments began rolling in.

“People were saying this was their honeymoon weekend, we just got married, my birthday is this week,” Harrison said.

Harrison was searching for the perfect person to give his Royals home opening tickets, worth approximately $900. While there were plenty of fans willing to take them, there was one post from a woman named Emily Davis that Harrison couldn’t seem to ignore.

“Her son had been battling cancer since the age of 6; he’s 13 now. So he’s been doing that for seven years,” Harrison said. “It keeps coming back, but this time they say it’s close to remission and it’s probably going to go away for good.”

Harrison knew he’d found his winner. He handed Davis and her son the tickets last Friday.

“The young boy started crying because he put this in through the make a wish foundation but they hadn’t gotten to him yet,” Harrison said. “I’m just trying to do something good and give back to the community.”

Elisabeth Rentschler, KCTV

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