He may only be 5- years- old, but he's already gone through more than some do in their entire lives.
Christian Dexter was chosen to throw the first pitch at Thursday night's Omaha Storm Chaser's game. Will full confidence, his pitch kicked off awareness for the Light the Night Walk, a fundraiser for Leukemia and Lymphoma. Christian has been battling with Leukemia for more than half of his life.
"It's pretty neat, I don't know if Christian knows how neat it is yet, but maybe he will when he's older," said Christian's father Brad Dexter about his son's pitch.
Christian was diagnosed with Leukemia when he was only 2 years old. "We took him in one night he had a rash, didn't think much of it. Turns out 45 days later we were in the hospital still," explained Dexter.
Blood Transfusions, chemotherapy treatments and hospital stays soon became a huge part of Christian's life. "Obviously it turns your world upside down, but you adjust to it and it makes you better in the end," said Dexter.
Dexter says Christian is a shy boy, but a true fighter in the hospital. "He enjoys it, he loves it. Everybody knows Christian at Children's Hospital."
But this year is a big year for Christian. He'll start kindergarten, and he's set to wrap up his Chemotherapy treatments this year around his 6th birthday in November. His fight has been an inspiration, which made him the face for this year's Light the Night Walk in Nebraska.
It's a walk that made Christian's walk to the plate possible, and helps him see many more new experiences.
The walk is in Lincoln on September 27th and in Omaha on October 11th.
You can sign up and donate money through the following link.
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