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Old 07-26-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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Altuve, McCullers surprise cancer-stricken Astros fan

A 10-year-old boy battling cancer got a big surprise from his favorite baseball team when Houston Astros second baseman Jose Altuve and pitcher Lance McCullers stopped by Texas Children's Hospital to visit him.

Joseph Fleming, 10, of League City, was diagnosed with a rare cancer in his liver and lungs. His family and friends were trying to find a way to cheer him up. They wanted him to somehow meet some of his favorite Astros players.

Joseph's little league coach, Billy Flagel, reached out to KPRC 2 about Joseph's story. That's when it took off.

PLEASE RETWEET: League City boy with cancer dreams of meeting @astros players https://t.co/YzqTRiacOS #kprc2 pic.twitter.com/ddaDgYTiu2</p>-- KPRC 2 Houston (@KPRC2) July 25, 2016 The story spread quickly on Twitter. McCullers even replied to the KPRC 2 tweet by saying, " We will make it happen."

We will make it happen https://t.co/ILZbaqhxuH</p>-- Lance McCullers Jr. (@LMcCullers43) July 25, 2016 Not too long after the story was shared, a spokeswoman with the Astros contacted KPRC 2 and asked for Joseph's contact information.

Altuve and McCullers stopped by Texas Children's Hospital Tuesday morning with a bag full of goodies, including their own jerseys. Joseph's favorite player is right-fielder George Springer, and since he couldn't make it to the hospital, Altuve and McCullers brought Joseph a pair of Springer's game-worn cleats and an autographed baseball.



There was even a little baseball game going on in the hospital with Joseph teaching McCullers how to throw his changeup. Joseph also threw a few pitches to Altuve. He struck Altuve out - twice!

It was a truly memorable day for this young Astros fan.











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