White Sox Make Resilient 7-Year-Old Cancer Patient’s Dream Come True In Goosebump-Inducing Moment

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  • Beau Dowling had his dream come true on Saturday.
  • The young baseball fan is currently fighting cancer and got to live out a day in the life of a big leaguer.
  • It was truly inspirational.

Sports are often a microcosm of the world in which we live. And with that being said, some things are bigger than sports.

One of those moments unfolded prior to Saturday’s game between the White Sox and the Orioles. It was incredible.

Beau Dowling, a seven-year old boy who was diagnosed with neuroblastoma as a toddler and recently underwent treatment for thyroid cancer, got to have his Major League moment. Dressed in full uniform, he got to hit a home run that he will never forget.

After running the bases with both teams and the crowd cheering him on, he threw out the first pitch. There was not a dry eye in the stadium.

Dowling also got to meet by Baltimore outfielder and cancer survivor Trey Mancini. The two shared a moment after Dowling crossed home plate and Mancini told the inspirational young slugger his story.

“Trey, he’s also battled cancer and he just wanted to give a few words to Beau and that was just amazing,” said Beau’s father. “From what I heard, it was just ‘Beau, keep fighting.’ That was, to say the least … It was emotional.”

It was a day that Dowling will never forget. He was a MLB player for a day and a huge smile never came off of his face.

Days like Saturday are a great reminder to live in each moment and to keep going. Dowling is an inspiration, a joy to this earth, and forever a White Sox hero.