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Cancer survivors get limo ride, ticket to CWS

Posted at 9:17 PM, Jun 18, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-19 07:10:15-04

Today around a dozen cancer survivors took a limo from Nebraska Medicine to TD Ameritrade Park for the College World Series. While rain may have thrown a curve-ball at them. They still made sure to make the most out of their evening.

“We found out about a year ago that I had a tumor in my leg that was really hard on my family,” says Isaac Wolff, cancer survivor.

But Wolff was able to beat the disease and today, he got a police escort and a free ticket to the ballpark for the CWS.

“When you’re in the hospital you don’t get to do a lot of fun things and this is a really fun thing.”

The dozen or so kids got to bring a companion to hang out with them at the stadium. They were also joined by a bit of weather, causing delays to the baseball schedule. 

“Unfortunately I have a really bad habit of picking the rainy games every year so this isn’t the first time this has happened. So we just kind of go with the flow, there isn’t anything you can do about it,” says Debbie Wagers , UNMC.

So once the group got to the park, they found a private stop to sit down, eat some food and play some games, while they waited out the thunderstorm. 

“I’m excited because I just done with treatment and it was really hard for me, I was still kind of sick and now I get to see all these children and hang out with them and it’s really cool I’m just excited to get to know them,” Katie Stapleton,  cancer survivor.

And while the night may not have been exactly what they were expecting, it was almost certainly a memorable one.