Child With Leukemia Joins Rider University Baseball Team - DC News FOX 5 DC WTTG

Child With Leukemia Joins Rider University Baseball Team

Posted: Updated:
LAWRENCEVILLE, N.J. -

It's draft day for Bristol, Pennsylvania's Raymond Key.

The 10-year-old who is battling Leukemia now gets to sit side by side with the players, a dream come true.

He received a round of applause as Rider University's baseball team presented him with a jersey and hat.

"I love baseball. It's pretty cool, their baseball members and I get to learn from them, pretty cool," said Raymond.

Raymond was diagnosed in January of last year. He's undergoing chemotherapy, and takes a heavy dose of steroids and other medications.

Team Impact, a non-profit organization that pairs children with life threatening illnesses with college sports teams knew Raymond and Rider would be a great match.

"He's tougher than most of our guys, probably, he's handled more adversity, he has great character, loves baseball, it all seems to mesh and we're excited to be part of it," said Rider Coach Barry Davis.

In addition to his own jersey, Raymond also gets his own locker, a seat on the bench, travel privileges for away games, and a team of mentors who say he is the real inspiration.

"It means a lot, Ray looks forward to the games, hanging out in the dugout, it's very touching and these bracelets with his name on it, the team is wearing are wonderful," said his mom, Patty Ann Key.

It's been a tough year for Raymond but his attitude is very positive, just like when he's on the baseball field.

"Just got go with it, got hang on."

  • Local NewsMore>>

  • Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Home Depot probes possible credit card data breach

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:58:01 GMT
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
    Home Depot may be the latest retailer to suffer a credit card data breach. The Atlanta-based home improvement retailer told The Associated Press Tuesday that it is looking into "unusual activity" and that working with both banks and law enforcement.
  • Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Police Warn Of Credit Card Scam Targeting South Jersey Residents

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:53 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:53:38 GMT
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.
    Police are warning people in South Jersey about a credit card scam. Authorities say it starts with a text message that looks odd, which tells people their bank accounts have been hacked.

  • Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Police: Burglars Stole Equipment Used To Teach Kids With Special Needs

    Tuesday, September 2 2014 5:37 PM EDT2014-09-02 21:37:44 GMT
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
    Police say some cold-hearted crooks broke into a Philadelphia school and stole important equipment needed to teach children with special needs.
Powered by WorldNow
Untitled

WTTG FOX 5 & myfoxdc
5151 Wisconsin Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20016
Main Number: (202) 244-5151
Newsroom: (202) 895-3000
fox5tips@wttg.com

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | New Terms of Service What's new | Ad Choices