Little boy battling cancer to get VIP treatment for World Series
By Daniel Fredman
OLATHE, KS (KCTV) -- A 6-year-old boy from Olathe, Kansas who is battling cancer is getting VIP treatment for the World Series.
It all started when a video of Noah Wilson went viral. In the video, Noah is announcing the Royals' starting lineup from his hospital bed.
Ryan Zimmerman, Noah's neighbor, shared the video on his Facebook page. It caught the attention of people who wanted to help get the 6-year-old to the World Series.
On Thursday, Zimmerman launched a campaign via Twitter to raise money for tickets to Game 2. Since then, people have donated nearly $10,000 on the gofundme page he set up.
"This last 24 hours has been incredibly emotional, but it's been a lot of fun too," Zimmerman said.
StubHub has already donated six tickets for Noah's whole family to get to the game.
Moments after that donation, New York Yankees former manager Joe Torre tweeted: "On behalf of @MLB we would like #NoahWilson to be our guest @ the 2014 #WorldSeries. Save the $ for school!"
KCTV5 first met Noah Wilson as he was starting a new program at Children's Mercy Hospital to replace the brown bandages with brightly colored ones, hoping that the cheerful bandages would help improve the moods of the kids they were put on.
Noah was diagnosed with Ewing Sarcoma, a rare bone cancer, in April. Since then he's been in and out of the hospital for treatments.
Fortunately, he's had the Royals to watch on television to get him through it. When asked who his favorite player was, he shyly replied with Eric Hosmer.
Noah can't wait to cheer on his favorite team in person and his dad can't be more thankful for all the support.
"It's incredible. We're so overwhelmed with the support that we've seen for Noah. There's a lot of good people out there," Scott Wilson said.
The Wilson family says they want to use the donated money to buy tickets for other kids at Children's Mercy so that they can also enjoy an experience of a lifetime.