Gomes uses World Series stage to help local charity
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (WHDH) -- Jonny Gomes has had some big moments so far in the World Series, but they all pale in comparison to his contributions to one special fan.
5-year-old Brady Wein is battling leukemia, but the Red Sox player is in the clubhouse helping to keep him strong.
“He saw Jonny and his eyes lit up and he runs right up to him all the time. He knows that he’s a special guy and doing special things for him,” Brady’s mom Rachel Wein said.
In the middle of Game 4 Sunday night, players on both the Cardinals and the Red Sox displayed names as part of the "Stand Up 2 Cancer" campaign.
Gomes held up two cards. One of them was for Brady’s Bunch, a charity created to bring awareness to childhood cancer.
Right after that break Gomes hit a three-run homerun.
“I think it’s ironic that it happened in the top of the sixth when we took that moment for stand up for cancer. I held two signs that were pretty close to me and everyone in here. There are some angels above,” Gomes said.
The Weins are thankful for everything Gomes is doing them to help Brady and bring awareness to their plight.
“He's using the stage he’s created for himself to bring awareness to something that obviously means everything to us,” Rachel Wein said.