Victorino's Game 6 performance lifts little boy's spirits
BOSTON (WHDH) -- As the Red Sox celebrated their World Series Championship, a New Hampshire family was celebrating in a pretty special way.
Shane Victorino lifted up his teammates in Game 6 - and lifted up the spirits of one little boy.
He's hospitalized right now, but little Cam's family says the "flying Hawaiian" helped the little boy cheer for his favorite team after a tough day.
The cheers for Victorino’s big hit, were heard all the way in three-year-old Cam Cyr’s hospital room, at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in New Hampshire.
“There was no way we were going to miss it. It was great because it’s one we’ll remember forever, for sure,” said Shawn Cyr, Cam’s father.
Shawn cut his hair to show solidarity with his favorite teammate - Cam who had brain surgery to help his epilepsy just a few hours before Game 6 started.
“He was coming around, king of when the game was about to start, so we were getting excited that he was happy,” said Cyr.
Cyr credits Victorino’s Game 6 performance for lifting all their spirits. Victorino is Cam’s favorite player and 18 is his favorite number.
“I think he also just like to say the word ‘Victorino’ - you know it’s fun to say and he can remember it,” said Cyr.
Cyr tweeted out a photo of Cam without a shout-out to Victorino.
He got tweets of good wishes back from people across the country.
“We got so many, probably a hundred. People tweeting us were like, ‘Good job, buddy,’” said Cyr.
Cam is on the road to recovery and the family is expected to return to their Keene, New Hampshire home soon where Cam will soon return to monitoring his favorite sports teams.
“I’m sure he’ll be ready for the Patriots on Sunday. He knows Tom Brady. He knows he throws touchdowns,” said Cyr.
Victorino tweeted at Shawn Cyr early Friday morning with good wishes for Cam.
@ShawnMCyr wishing Cam a speedy recovery Go Red Sox— Shane Victorino (@ShaneVictorino) November 1, 2013