Red Sox Player Hits 3 Home Runs for Sick Fan
The 10-year-old got his wish - and more
Nico Sapienza suffers from spinal muscular atrophy. He also happens to be a huge Red Sox fan. So, when he was granted a wish through the Make-A-Wish Foundation, it was a no-brainer. He had to go to a game and meet the team - specifically, his favorite player Mookie Betts.
The 10-year-old and his family were invited to Boston's Fenway Park, and after taking an exclusive tour of the stadium they were escorted to the dugout where the players were warming up. After Nico met the AL MVP, Mookie took him around and introduced him to some of the other players on the team.
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He joked with Nico when he got to Alex Cora, the manager of the team. Betts said, "You should have saw when he played." Cora laughed in response, "I wasn't very good."
Nico was all smiles with the players. He even asked Betts if he would hit a homerun for him at the day's game against the Yankees. Of course, the player obliged and not only did he keep his promise, he hit a total of *three* homers over the course of the game making for one happy little boy.
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In response to her son's experience, Nico's mother Susie expressed her gratitude.
"It was amazing," she said in an interview with the Red Sox media team . "Nothing I would have imagined. It kind of takes us away from the day to day reminders of his struggles."
There are many ways you can get involved with the Make-A-Wish foundation including donating, fundraising and becoming a volunteer. Visit the foundation's website to learn more.
(Source: feature image Susie Sapienza )