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UW-Parkside baseball team makes boy with cancer's dream come true

The Rangers signed the boy to the team
Posted at 10:26 PM, Mar 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-03-01 23:26:36-05

The UW-Parkside Baseball team has shown immense compassion for a boy battling cancer. 

12-year-old Leo Montemurro is having a dream of his come true, as the Rangers signed him to the team. Leo was diagnosed with stage four Metastatic Medulloblastoma, a brain tumor, at the age of three. 

He’s battled 31 rounds of radiation, but on Thursday the talk was about his beloved sport. 

Leo’s mom says a sick child makes you forget the small stuff, and appreciate moments like this. 

"For all of you to be here it's very emotional and were very very grateful so thank you,” Jennifer Montemurro said. 

"Every day is a blessing, he's been through so much and he’s such a good’s a testament to life,” said Parkside Manager Daniel Esposito. 

Despite intrusions to Leo’s young body, he’s just a normal happy kid with a love of baseball. The Rangers are scoring points in humanity, giving a child with cancer a reason to smile. 

Leo will throw out the first pitch when the season begins. 

The Jacklyn Foundation helped make the whole thing happen. The foundation helps kids fighting brain tumors. 

"Excellent opportunity for us,l and we appreciate the chance to be part of something important and something a little bit bigger than just an every day event," said Leo's father Leon Montemurro.