Lymphoma patient at Game 6 thanks to stranger's goodwill
BOSTON (WHDH) -- What started out as a contest of goodwill by the Red Sox has turned into a life changing experience for three fans.
Wednesday morning the Red Sox sent out a tweet saying: “This team is all about looking out for one another. Tell us what 2 people you'd bring to game 6 and why, using #wintoday and you could win 3 tix."
Theo Higginson won the tickets when she responded saying she would give the tickets to a kid who loves the Red Sox at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
“It would be life changing game, but this kid has obviously been through a lot. I can’t imagine what they’re going through and so it would be more life changing and just a much bigger deal to them and much more important so I’d rather let them go,” Higginson said.
The lucky beneficiaries of her kindness are Sean Bennett and his father Patrick.
“It’s the coolest thing ever going to the World Series It’s been one of the things I always wanted to do wanted to do,” Sean said.
Bennett, who is battling lymphoma, has been through a lot according to his father and the tickets mean the world to them.
“We're so thankful, it’s the World Series, how often does that happen? It’s absolutely amazing. We’re so thankful, we really, really are,” Patrick Bennett said.
The Red Sox were looking to give back to Higginson for her good deed. They were trying to make sure she had a seat inside Fenway Park to watch the game as well.