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MO boy receives support from MLB players


Professional baseball players with Heartland ties stepped up to the plate when 7-year-old Chadyn Bell started his recovery from brain surgery.

Chadyn performs at his best on the baseball diamond.

Cancer though, would force him to sit out the season.

"He has had to kind of keep things low key due to the surgery,” said his mom Jamyle Bell.

But baseball has still played a major role is his life.

"Since he was not able to play fall ball, our family got together in the community and developed a tournament right before Chadyn had brain surgery,” said Bell.

At least six teams got together for a day at the ballpark all to support Chadyn.

Chadyn also got an unexpected call from Malden native and Braves Minor League Catcher Tanner Murphy.

"It was really, really weird,” said Chadyn.

Just a few words of of support before heading into surgery.

"It really made him feel special,” said his mom.

When he woke up from surgery and turned on the game with his favorite team, there was another message waiting for him.

During the broadcast, Dan McLaughlin sent Chadyn even more words of encouragement, this time from the St. Louis Cardinals.

"He just has so many people supporting him and praying for him and it has got us this far and it has continued to get us through this journey."

One he's not going on alone.

To find out about any upcoming fundraisers for Chadyn and his cancer treatment, type "Prayers for Chadyn Bell" into Facebook.

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