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Veterans Memorial baseball continues support for 7-year-old cancer patient

Posted at 10:49 AM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 23:41:06-04

Aiden “Bubby” Heredia is a 7-year-old from Houston and might be the biggest baseball fan for his age around but on Feb. 1 Aiden was diagnosed with Lymphoblastic Lymphoma.

After Aiden’s diagnosis, his family created a Facebook page that would chronicle his fight against the disease. What started as a page followed by friends and family has since exploded.

“Somehow we went from friends and family following to having people from all over the country follow him,” Steven Heredia, Aiden’s father said.

Now baseball teams from all over the country have been sending Aiden hats, jersey and shirts showing their support. Word spread all the way to Veterans Memorial, where Lee Yeager’s team has started to contribute as well.

“If we got an opportunity to give him something he needs to help his day a little bit better we decided we wanted to be a part of that,” Coach Yeager said.

Aiden’s father says that these gifts help his son feel better.

“When he has more treatment or something and that afternoon we receive a package and it is like nothing ever happened.”

It doesn’t stop with high school baseball programs either. Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros sent Aiden a message as well.

Each chemotherapy session that Aiden attends, he wears a different hat or jersey that his supporters send him.

Aiden and his family recently found out that he is in remission. However, Aiden will undergo treatment for the over the next year. You can support Aiden and his fight against cancer on his Facebook page.